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Man Runs Through Sarita Checkpoint, Chased Down to Robstown

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ROBSTOWN (Kiii News) -

A 21-year old man who failed to stop at the Sarita Checkpoint is arrested after leading a whole fleet of law enforcement agents on a high speed chase.

The pursuit started around 7:30 AM Tuesday in Kleberg County and lasted about 20 minutes before coming to an end on State Highway 77 in Robstown.

That's where troopers were able to fire a couple of rounds at the suspect's tires.  That suspect has been identified as Mario Guevara Jr, 21, lost control and then crashed his car.

"Make sure when things like that happen, speeds up to 90 plus miles.  We have to be cautious and eliminate the dangers as quickly as possible," says Cpl. Charlie Ramirez with the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Guevara was taken into custody and is now facing a whole slew of charges including evading arrest and possession of marijuana.