A 29-year-old Denison man injured himself, his 19-month-old daughter and a female passenger when the vehicle he was driving crashed into a ditch after a high-speed pursuit on Saturday, November 24.
Between 12:37 and 12:58 a.m., Juan Carols Ramirez eluded police officers while traveling at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour in a 35 mile-per-hour zone, according to a criminal complaint filed in district court.
During that time, his daughter was in the back seat and Cecilia Ramos, 27, was a passenger.
The child seat was not properly secured as the child’s seat was freed from the seat belt at the end of the pursuit.
Ramirez, his daughter and Ramos all required medical attention.
During a foot pursuit of Ramirez, the left leg of Officer Francisco Cruz was injured, requiring a brace and the use of crutches.
While making the arrest, Ramirez and Cruz wrestled and Ramirez grabbed Cruz’s hands to prevent the officer from placing the handcuffs on him.
Ramirez was arrested for child endangerment, interference, assault on a peace officer, removing a radio from an officer, felony eluding, reckless driving and other traffic citations.
A preliminary hearing has been set for 11 a.m. on December 4.