Driver who crashed after eluding DPS on I-35 charged
Deputies say they found contraband thrown out of vehicle during pursuit
HILL COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) - Ruben Williams, 40, the driver of a Dodge Challenger who attempted to elude state troopers who initiated a traffic stop on I-35, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, evading arrest or detention in a vehicle, and tampering with evidence, KWTX has confirmed.
The pursuit on Nov. 28, 2022, began at approximately 4:15 p.m. on south of West in McLennan County and ended when Williams crashed in the area of Abbott in Hill County.
According to the Hill County Sheriff’s Office, Williams attempted to flee on foot after crashing the car. He was eventually apprehended while attempting to hide in a shed, DPS said.
The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office’s dual K-9 team assisted in locating the suspect by taking authorities to the shed where he was hiding. Its deputies also helped locate contraband thrown from the suspect’s vehicle, which appears to be marijuana, according to McLennan County Sheriff’s Office officials.
Williams remains jailed at the McLennan County Jail on bonds totaling $12,000.
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