ALBUQUERQUE, NM — New lapel and dashcam video shows what New Mexico State Police saw during a pursuit earlier this week on I-25 in Albuquerque.
The pursuit started just after midnight Monday when police saw a man driving a 1997 Buick Century erratically and speeding. When an officer tried to pull him over, he took off.
Eventually, the driver pulled onto a dirt road and suddenly did a U-turn toward officers, which led to a head-on crash. No officers were injured and they continued to pursue the driver who kept going until he crashed into a ditch. He and a female passenger attempted to flee on foot but were soon apprehended.
According to State Police, the man, identified as David Marquez, had a gun and a magazine on him. Upon searching the car, officers found a loaded handgun inside.
Marquez and his passenger, Gabriella Ramos, were taken to the hospital where they were treated and then arrested upon release.
Marquez was charged with driving under the influence and aggravated assault on a police officer. Ramos was charged with resisting and evading an officer.