Man who fled from DPS arrested; faces four felony charges

Ofelia Garcia Hunter, Alice Echo-News Journal

A man who attempted to flee from officials Friday sits in the Nueces County jail, waiting to be transported to the Jim Wells County jail today, the Department of Public Safety officials said.

Roberto Ramirez Jr., 25, has been arrested and will be transported to Jim Wells County jail today and charged with four felonies and one misdemeanor, DPS officials said.

He has been charged with evading arrest, endangering a child, failure to render aid, driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 and resisting arrest, officials said.

On Friday, Ramirez was stopped for a seatbelt traffic violation at about 4 p.m.

As a trooper approached his car, he took off at a high rate of speed and a short pursuit ensued.

During his attempted get away, Ramirez struck a white Cougar and white F-150 Ford truck as he was traveling west on Highway 44.

The Cadillac he was driving went airborne and landed on its roof skidding down the highway and finally coming to a stop.

The driver and two passengers in the truck and the driver and passenger of the Cougar were transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Ramirez and his passengers, two children and a woman, were also taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Ramirez was then flown by HALO-Flight to a Corpus Christi hospital.

After being released, Ramirez was arrested and taken to the Nueces County jail where he waits to be transported to the Jim Wells County jail sometime today.