Abilene Police: Arrests made for assault, DWI, fleeing officers

From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Jesus Villarreal responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 600 block of North Crockett Drive. APD dispatch had been contacted by a female alleging she had been assaulted. Officer Villarreal contacted the involved parties and learned that the female victim and her boyfriend had been involved in a physical altercation. The victim alleged she had been pushed forcefully while her boyfriend had his hands on her mouth. The victim alleged that she suffered pain and bleeding inside of her mouth. The victim also had injuries consistent with an assault, including a lose tooth. The investigation also revealed that the victim had visible bruising to her arms that were allegedly sustained during an altercation a few days earlier. The male subject was arrested for misdemeanor Assault (family violence).

At about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Paul Martinez responded to a drunk driver call. APD dispatch had been contacted by Detective Randy Brown who was off-duty. He reported observing a vehicle swerving lane-to-lane on Winters Freeway traveling northbound. The vehicle was then observed exiting onto South Danville Drive where it then committed another traffic violation before hitting a curb. Officer Martinez converged to the area and stopped the vehicle in the 700 block of S. Pioneer Drive. Officer Martinez contacted the female driver and he detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver. The driver also displayed indicators of intoxication. The driver conducted standard field sobriety tests which she performed poorly. The driver told Officer Martinez that she had consumed beer. The driver was taken to county jail where she provided specimens of her breath. Breath specimens taken revealed the driver's BAC to be 0.121 and 0.127. The driver was arrested for misdemeanor DWI.

At about 12:35 a.m. Thursday, Officer Kevin Pruitt observed a motorist disregard a stop sign traveling southbound on Highland Avenue. Officer Pruitt then observed the motorist turn east on South 7th Street and he attempted to stop the vehicle east of Sayles Boulevard. Officer Pruitt activated his emergency lights on his squad car as he attempted to contact the motorist, but the motorist did not stop. The motorist continued to elude Officer Pruitt by operating the vehicle without stopping. Officer Pruitt then attempted to stop the motorist by activating his emergency siren, but the motorist failed to stop his vehicle. The vehicle continued to elude, but was not driving at high rates of speed. Officer Pruitt continued to follow the motorist with all of his emergency equipment activated until the vehicle was stopped in the 400 block of E.S. 5th Street. The male motorist was contacted and arrested for misdemeanor Fleeing to Elude Police Officer.


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