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Robert Andrew Ramirez, 23 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center) Robert Andrew Ramirez, 23 (Source: Lubbock County Detention Center)
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

23-year-old Robert Andrew Ramirez, Jr. is in police custody after a vehicle pursuit that ended with a police cruiser crashing into a Ford pickup in the 6100 block of I-27.

Captain Roy Bassett with the Lubbock Police Department said the Ford F-250 was reported as stolen on Tuesday afternoon. A few hours later, an unmarked unit spotted the truck and followed it until backup arrived.

Basset said the police officer attempted to pull the truck over, but Ramirez would not stop. The pursuit continued all over the City of Lubbock until it became clear the driver would not stop on his own.

Police say the truck began driving southbound against traffic on the 6100 I-27 northbound access road. 

Officials decided they would do whatever was necessary to stop the vehicle since the driver was endangering the lives of those around him.

Sergeant Jason Lewis with the Lubbock Police Department said all of their officers receive training on how to maneuver to disable vehicles, training they put to use on Tuesday. 

During the pursuit, Bassett said the driver of the stolen vehicle attempted to hit civilian cars and ended up causing another wreck where minor injuries were sustained.

An officer in a 2011 Chevy Tahoe intentionally collided with the truck, trying to end the pursuit, but both vehicles ended up hitting another driver in a 2012 Toyota Camry. Finally, an officer in a police cruiser crashed into the truck at 66th and I-27 northbound access road, ending the pursuit.

The driver in the Camry was taken to UMC with minor injuries.

"The suspect engaged in numerous maneuvers that it was pretty clear that he was an immediate danger to the life of those around him. He was swerving into oncoming traffic, not stopping for stop lights - that kind of stuff," Bassett said. 

Bassett said Ramirez did retaliate and officers had to use a taser in order to take him into custody.

Ramirez now faces several charges including unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest.

Ramirez has a criminal history in Lubbock County dating back to 2007 for interfering with duties of a public servant.

Ramirez remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center.

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