Drunk driver crash caught of police dash cam video in Santa FeUPDATED 7:37 PM HST Aug 26, 2013Video Transcript
A MAN IS CAUGHT DRIVING SO DRUNK--HE THREW UP IN FRONT OF POLICE, AND PASSED OUT IN A SQUAD CAR. TONIGHT--WE HAVE DASH CAM VIDEO OF THE POLICE CHASE, THAT ENDED WITH A CRASH. ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER ALANA GRIMSTAD IS LIVE IN OUR SANTA FE NEWSROOM WITH THE STORY. A 25-YEAR-OLD MAN IS BEHIND BARS, AFTER DESPERATLY TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM POLICE ... WHILE PUTTING HIMSELF AND MANY OTHER SANTA FE DRIVERS IN SERIOUS DANGER. POLICE SAY A DRUNK MAN, TRYING TO FLEE... CRASHED INTO ANOTHER CAR. The crash stopped the car, but it didn't stop the suspect. POLICE SAY THE SUSPECT THEN CRAWLED OUT OF THE WINDOW AND RAN AWAY...BUT AN OFFICER TASED HIM TO STOP HIM. Drunk and driving again and driving recklessly away from police. POLICE SAY 25-YEAR-OLD JESUS RODELAS-CASTILLO WAS SO DRUNK, HE VOMITED PROFUSELY, AND THEN PASSED OUT IN THE BACK OF THE SQUAD CAR. He wasn't even sober enough to stay away during his arrest. THIS ALL STARTED WHEN AN OFFICER SAW RODELAS-CASTILLO SPEEDING ON CERRILLOS ROAD--SANTA FE'S BUSIEST STREET. WHEN THEY TRIED TO PULL HIM OVER, RODELAS-CASTILLO TOOK OFF...DRIVING THE WRONG WAY, THROUGH STOP SIGNS...IN NEIGHBORHOODS AND ON MAIN ROADS. Which is just scary because you had oncoming traffic and then who knows what could have been in the neighborhood at that time. FINALLY, IT WAS THE CRASH THAT STOPPED HIM. IN THE HOSPITAL, RODELAS-CASTILLO TOLD INVESTIGATORS HE HAD BEEN DRINKING. HIS PASSENGER ALSO TOLD POLICE RODELAS-CASTILLO WAS DRINKING A BEER WHILE DRIVING...AND DIDN'T STOP FOR THE COP BECAUSE HE'S ON PROBATION AND DIDN'T WANT TO GET CAUGHT. AND THE REASON HE'S ON PROBATION? A LONG CRIMINAL HISTORY INCLUDING DRUNK DRIVING. It's ridiculous to think you can operate a vehicle in that condition and not put other people's lives at risk is just irresponsible. AND ILLEGAL. THE SUSPECT WOULDN'T TALK WITH POLICE...AND REQUESTED AN ATTORNEY. BUT HE DID VOLUNTARILY ADMIT TO DRINKING AND DRIVING ... AND SAID, "I WAS TRYING TO GET AWAY. I DON'T NEED TO ANSWER ANYTHING." THE PASSENGER WAS ALSO ARRESTED FOR FLEEING THE SCENE. HE TOLD OFFICERS HE RAN AWAY BECAUSE HE WAS SCARED, AND DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.