Two Arrested After Driver Crashes into A Tree

Occurred Friday, March 30, 2012 11:47pm, Evading Arrest with a  Vehicle

Two men were arrested Friday Night at the 300 block of Norton after they fled from police then crashed into a palm tree in a Maroon 2000 Jaguar.

A Corpus Christi Police Officer observed the vehicle make a traffic violation at the 3000 block of South Port Avenue and the officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The Jaguar accelerated and did not stop until it struck the palm tree at 325 Norton.

The operator of the Jaguar 22-year-old Daniel Gonzales and the passenger, 20-year-old Michael Barnes Morgan then fled from the jaguar running. Gonzales and Morgan were captured by police.

Gonzales was arrested for Evading Arrest with a Vehicle, a Third Degree Felony which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine.

Morgan was arrested for Evading Arrest, and for Resisting Arrest Search or Transport. The charges against Morgan are Class A Misdemeanors, each punishable by up to 1 year in jail and up to a $4,000 fine.

There was no reason provided why the men fled from police.


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