COLLEGE STATION - A hit-and-run suspect in College Station faces additional charges after police say he spat on hospital staff that was treating him for injuries.
Francisco Jesus Sanchez, 26 of Navasota, faces charges of Harassment of a Public Servant, DWI (first) and Accident Involving Damage to a Vehicle. The harassment charge is a third-degree felony. The others are misdemeanors.
According to CSPD, on Saturday around 10:15 p.m., officers were called to Highway 6 and Rock Prairie Road, where a driver said her vehicle had been hit by another which then drove south on Highway 6. CSPD says a third party witness confirmed the vehicle fled south.
CSPD's report notes a game warden located the vehicle in question, and officers stopped the driver, Sanchez, and arrested him, believing he was intoxicated. Because Sanchez was injured, police say he was taken to the College Station Medical Center. The injuries were reportedly non-life-threatening.
Police say Sanchez spat on staff at The Med, including an emergency room doctor who was exposed to his fluids.
Sanchez was taken to the Brazos County Jail Sunday morning.