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Man Arrested for Evading and DWI

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Just before 2 a.m., College Station police responded to the Whataburger on Dominik Drive after an employee reported a car attempted to drive the wrong way through the drive-thru and almost struck several parked cars while leaving.

According to a CSPD news release, when officers located the vehicle, it did not stop for their emergency lights and sirens.

The driver then led officers on a chase traveling south on Texas Avenue before turning west on Harvey Mitchell Parkway.

When the vehicle struck a raised median and came to a stop, 30 year-old Geoffrey Candia of Universal City got out and fled before being caught at Southwood Drive and Harvey Mitchell Parkway.

Candia was arrested and charged with evading in a vehicle, evading on foot and DWI.

News release from CSPD:

On April 2, 2019 at approximately 0148 hours, Officers with the College Station Police Department responded to a suspected intoxicated driver in the area of Dominik Drive and Texas Avenue. A Whataburger Employee called the College Station Police Department to report a black 4 door car attempting to drive the wrong way through the drive-thru. The employee also said the vehicle almost struck several parked cars while leaving Whataburger on Dominik Drive headed towards Texas Avenue. Officers were able to locate the vehicle, and the suspect failed to yield to their emergency lights and sirens.

The suspect led officers on a chase traveling south on Texas Avenue before turning west onto Harvey Mitchell Parkway. The vehicle struck the raised median on Harvey Mitchell Parkway before coming to rest in the 2100 block of Harvey Mitchell Parkway. The suspect then fled from the vehicle, running across Harvey Mitchell Parkway before being taken into custody at Southwood Drive and Harvey Mitchell Parkway.

The suspect was arrested and charged with Evading in a Vehicle, Evading on Foot and Driving While Intoxicated.

Arrested:
Geoffrey Daniel Candia
H/M 30 Years Old
Universal City, TX Resident

Evading in a Vehicle is a State Jail Felony punishable by confinement of 180 days to 2 years and a fine up $10000.

Evading on Foot is a Class A Misdemeanor punishable by confinement of no more than 1 year and a fine of $4000.

Driving While Intoxicated is a Class B Misdemeanor with a minimum term of confinement of three days in jail but less than 180 days and a fine up to $2000.

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Posted by on Apr 2 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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