BROWNSVILLE (KVEO) — Law enforcement officials conducted a drug seizure in Cameron County on Tuesday following a police pursuit that ended with the driver crashing into a tree.
According to a release, a Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper attempted to stop a Ford pickup truck in Brownsville for a traffic violation.
However, the driver of the vehicle refused to stop and after a short pursuit crashed into a tree on West Madison Street and 20th Street in Brownsville.
Troopers arrested the driver, David Ramirez-Salazar, 21, for evading arrest. Investigators also discovered 15 bundles of marijuana weighing 355 pounds in Ramirez-Salazar’s truck.
Ramirez-Salazar was transported to the Cameron County Jail. He is charged with evading arrest and possession of marijuana.