Bryan Police Arrest Reckless Driver, Charged With DWI

By: Kelley McKethan, Bryan Police Department Email
By: Kelley McKethan, Bryan Police Department Email

After the suspect was booked into the Brazos County Jail and his fingerprints were run it was determined that he lied about his name and date of birth. His real name is Benjamin Tumax.

He was then charged with Fail to Identify, Providing False Information which is a Class B Misd.

On April 5, 2014 at approximately 8:15pm Bryan Police Officers responded to the area of Briarcrest and Villa Maria for a reckless driver. The caller advised a grey SUV was driving in the middle of the roadway and had trouble maintaining a single lane. The caller followed the vehicle until officers arrived. Officers first observed the vehicle on Villa Maria and followed it north on Texas Ave. The vehicle continued north and turned into the Walmart Market parking lot then turned south onto Texas Ave. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle in question for suspected DWI but the driver refused to stop. The driver had been driving below the posted speed limit until he reached Rosemary. At this time the vehicle sped up to approximately 65mph. The vehicle rear ended one vehicle stopped at the red light at University causing that vehicle to collide with a third vehicle. The suspect vehicle attempted to continue evading officers by going around the other two vehicles and thru the intersection before high centering on the concrete curb of the North bound lane.

The driver, Nicolas Carlos Tumax age 27 of Guatemala, was arrested for DWI and evading in a vehicle. The driver of the first impact vehicle complained of pain but did not receive medical treatment. The two occupants of the second vehicle were transported to the College Station Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries. Tumax was transported to St. Joseph hospital for a blood draw, which is standard for DWI investigations, and to get medically cleared before being booked into the Brazos County Jail.

The safety of our community does not have borders. It is the goal of every law enforcement agency to protect the citizens that we serve. Be the eyes and ears of your police department. When you see suspicious activity contact the College Station Police Department at 979-764-3600, the Texas A&M University Police Department at 979-845-2345, or the Bryan Police Department and the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office at 979-361-3888. Together we can make a difference in our community.

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