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Suspect Slams Into Patrol Car During Chase

Moments after a high speed chase is called off for getting way too dangerous, a suspected drunk driver slams into a deputy's cruiser and it's all caught on dash cam.

The chase started around 4 p.m. on Monday near the Ohkay Owingeh pueblo.

Tribal units began chasing the suspect, Steven Trujillo, in a Nissan Maxima through Espanola. Espanola police joined the pursuit.

The dash cam video shows officers dodging out of the way as Trujillo appeared to slam on his breaks as they followed behind.

Dash cam video shows officers dodging Truijillo's vehicle as he appeared to slam on his breaks.

Lieutenant Christian Lopez of the Espanola Police Department says the suspect continually pulled his emergency break throughout the chase.

"He was attempting to make our units ram into his tail end," said Lopez.

In the video, officers are seen falling back as Trujillo approached the Fairview inter

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Added: May-26-2011 Occurred On: May-23-2011
By: glorydays31
Regional News
Tags: Suspect, Police, Chase, Slams, Car
Location: New Mexico, United States (load item map)
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