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17-year-old charged after March 26 high-speed chase

May 5, 2018

 

EAGLE PASS - An Eagle Pass teenager is facing charges after he led Police in a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle that ended in a rollover.

Juan Alberto Lopez is facing charges for aggravated assault, dwi, and evading arrest. He was booked in the Tom Bowles Detention Center in lieu of a $130,000 bond.

According to Police, the chase happened on March 26, 2018. Lopez and three other minors were drinking alcohol in a vehicle reported stolen a day prior.

When patrol officers attempted to pull Lopez over, Lopez refused to stop and led police in a chase that ended in a serious rollover in the 600 block of Pierce St.

In the crash, Lopez sustained grave injuries and was transported to a San Antonio hospital while the three other occupants were taken to the local hospital for treatment of minor injuries.  

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