ALBUQUERQUE, NM – A 31-year-old man was taken into custody Friday night in southwest Albuquerque after fleeing police and crashing an all-terrain vehicle into three other vehicles, reports KOB4.
The events first unfolded on Central Avenue near Yale Boulevard at about 8:30 p.m.
Albuquerque Police officers said they spotted the man using the ATV to do wheelies in an area with heavy foot traffic and operating the vehicle in a designated ART bus lane. When the officers attempted a traffic stop, the suspect fled in the ATV, accompanied by two motorcyclists.
The APD’s helicopter tracked the group as they moved westbound toward downtown Albuquerque. During the pursuit, the ATV struck three other vehicles before crashing on Gonzalez Road. The suspect then got on one of the motorcycles, got off at an arroyo, and fled on foot to a nearby residence. He was later apprehended by officers.
After receiving treatment at a local hospital for crash injuries, the suspect was booked into Metropolitan Detention Center. He now faces several charges that include “reckless driving” and “fleeing police.”
No other injuries were reported.
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