A Brownwood motorist who was clocked traveling 79 mph on Austin Avenue early Sunday morning was arrested on charges of DWI and evading arrest, police said.
Rurie Olguin, 26, told officer Paul Chrisman he was “just jamming to music” and said he thought he was traveling at about 50 mph, Chrisman’s report states. Olguin is free on bonds totaling $17,000.
According to Chrisman’s report:
Chrisman was on patrol at 4:51 a.m. and driving south in the 1700 block of Austin when he saw a car coming toward him at high speed. Chrisman’s radar showed a speed of 79 mph in a 40-mph zone.
Chrisman turned around and began trying to catch up with his emergency lights and siren activated, but knew it would be difficult because of the car’s speed. The car continued traveling north, and Chrisman was able to keep it in sight. There was very little other traffic on the road at that time.
The car continued over the overpass and through the intersections with Fisk and Main, then turned right onto Bailey, where the driver stopped in the middle of the road in the 800 block. The driver followed Chrisman’s commands to get out of the car, and Chrisman detected signs of alcohol consumption. The driver said he’d had four beers and stopped drinking two hours earlier.
Chrisman arrested Olguin after conducting a field sobriety test, and obtained a search warrant for a blood draw at Brownwood Regional Medical Center.