A Corpus Christi man took law enforcement agencies through three counties during a high speed chase on Sunday, according to Department of Public Safety troopers.
A DPS trooper attempted to make a routine traffic stop on a black Ford passenger vehicle just east of San Diego about 4 p.m. for equipment and traffic violations.
The driver, 31-year-old Gerardo Ramirez Jr. pulled to the side of the road when three individuals exited the vehicle and took off running, according to Corpus Christi DPS Trooper Nathan Brandley.
Ramirez got back on the road and headed east through Alice, Agua Dulce, Banquete, Robstown before he stopped near the Corpus Christi International Airport.
During the chase, the driver reached speeds more than 90 miles-per-hour and ran several red lights, Brandley stated.
A pit maneuver was attempted to stop the vehicle. A pit maneuver is when troopers gently tap the suspect's vehicle with units causing the vehicle to spin.
The vehicle spun around a few time, but the driver was able to stop, regain control and drive back onto the highway, Brandley said.
As Ramirez drove through an overpass near Clarkwood, his speeds began to decrease.
Ramirez was taken out of the vehicle by gunpoint.
According to Brandley, Ramirez told the troopers he was sorry and scared.
Ramirez has an extensive criminal history, officials said.
After Ramirez was taken into custody, officers located a Honduras man inside the trunk of the vehicle. The Honduras man was taken into custody by Border Patrol.
Ramirez was transported to the Nueces County jail and charged with evading arrest with a motor vehicle, smuggling of persons and deadly conduct.
As of Monday afternoon, Ramirez remains in county jail with a total bond set at $40,000.