Bond set at $640,000 for man accused of trying to hit police with a vehicle

Posted at 11:15 PM, Apr 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 00:15:52-04

A man is facing several serious charges after police say he led them on a chase and tried to hit police officers with his vehicle.

The incident happened just after 1:30 am Monday morning after police pulled a car near Caravelle Parkway and Weber Road.

Police say the suspect, who is being identified as 39-year-old Jason Gutierrez, fled from officers after he was pulled over.

However, Gutierrez didn’t get far after police say he crashed his vehicle. Officers say they attempted to help Gutierrez but allegedly tried to hit officers with his SUV. He ran into a parked vehicle causing damage to his tires.

Police say Gutierrez led them on a chase that reached speeds up to nearly 60 miles per hour.

Gutierrez later wrecks again, this time blowing out two of his tires completely. When officers approached him a second time, the Gutierrez rammed a police car with his vehicle.

Police followed the car yet again, now joined by the Nueces County Sheriff’s Department.

Gutierrez eventually bailed out of the car at a Starbucks along Saratoga Boulevard.

Police were able to arrest him on two charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, evading arrest, and three felony warrants. Detectives added Gutierrez was wanted out of Victoria, Texas for allegedly assaulting a public servant.

He currently sits behind bars, and his bond was set at $640,000.