Tucumcari man faces multiple charges after leading police on chase

New Mexico

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (KAMR/KCIT) — A man in Tucumcari is facing multiple charges after leading police on a chase on Dec. 5.

According to court documents, officers tried to pull over a Chevy Camaro being driven by Dylan Bennett that was going 58 mph in a 35 mph zone on 1st St.

Court documents state that Bennet fled after police tried to him over. Bennet’s vehicle spun out during the chase and he drove into a patrol car said police, and continued to drive north on 4th street making several turns and losing control of the vehicle in the 800 block of Route 66. Bennet hit another patrol vehicle and continued to drive south on 10th street.

The chase ended in the 800 block of Hines St. and officers said they drew their weapons and commanded Bennet to leave his vehicle. Police said they broke the windows of the car and pulled Bennet from his vehicle.

Documents said Bennett was under the influence of alcohol and stated that he was not the driver of the vehicle despite no other person being in the vehicle.

Bennet was taken to the hospital for evaluation and for a blood sample to be taken to determine his level of intoxication.

Bennett is now facing several charges including two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer and driving while license revoked.

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