Driver facing five charges from overnight chase, wreck - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Driver facing five charges from overnight chase, wreck

Jeremy Gomez (Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff's Office) Jeremy Gomez (Source: Lubbock Co. Sheriff's Office)

Jeremy Gomez, 29, is facing multiple charges after a police chase ended in a four-car traffic accident Wednesday night at 82nd Street and Indiana Avenue. He is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon that caused bodily injury, one count of evading arrest and one count of driving while intoxicated.

The chase began after Gomez was allegedly speeding while driving eastbound on 82nd Street towards University Avenue. Police attempted to pull him over, but he drove off quickly in the opposite direction towards Indiana Avenue. That's when he attempted to run a red light and got in an accident, police say.

Four people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries: 23-year-old Samantha Villanueva and 22-year-old Quvondo Sanders, both of whom were passengers in Gomez's car, as well as 80-year-old Eiko Watanabe and 41-year-old Garcia Giovanni, who were in separate vehicles.

Police believe Gomez tried to flee because he had two warrants out for his arrest. In total, he has 17 prior offenses, including two charges for evading arrest and a prior DWI.

Gomez is currently being held in the Lubbock County Detention Center.

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