Suspect in high-speed chase was previously charged with grand theft, child cruelty and drug possession
On Friday, a Texas state trooper is accused of drunken driving and driving under the influence with a child in the car. He was also suspected of stealing money from a vehicle he was attempting to steal.
But he may be responsible for more. NBC News reports that Texas law enforcement officials have previously charged him with a crime involving an infant.
According to court documents obtained by NBC News, the trooper’s previous cases didn’t include child endangerment charges. However a grand jury indicted and convicted the trooper on those charges.
The documents claim that the trooper is also suspected of stealing money from a vehicle he was attempting to steal in 2016, the night he allegedly plowed into four children — and their two pit bulls — as they rode their bikes on a road near San Antonio.
The documents indicate that the grand jury indicted the trooper on two counts of theft and one count of using a handgun on a public servant. The documents did not indicate if the trooper was convicted.
After the crash, video showed the trooper trying to hide his blood-soaked clothes as he walked toward medical treatment. He later said he didn’t know if he should seek medical treatment.
“I was basically asleep,” the trooper claimed to investigators.
The video showed the trooper was drunk and belligerent. He was arrested.
“I did drive recklessly. I have no excuses for my actions,” he said.
Read more at NBC News
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