City of Galveston, TX

08/25/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 08/25/2019 14:14

Vehicle Strikes Patrol Vehicles and Evades Police

The Galveston Police Department is currently conducting an investigation where a driver struck two patrol vehicles, evaded police, and struck an additional motorist in the 100 block of Sewall Boulevard.

On August 24th2019 at approximately 4:33pm, the Galveston Police Department Communications Division received a service call in reference to a silver Nissan Versa driving recklessly at a high rate of speed entering the city limits from the Galveston Causeway.

At approximately 4:50pm, Officers with the Galveston Police Department Motor Division were conducting a traffic control point to assist with the large amount of vehicle and foot traffic created by the AIA Sandcastle Competition. A silver Nissan Versa struck a Galveston Police motor officers unit without slowing and fled the location.

The driver of the Nissan Versa continued to drive recklessly from the 100 block of Seawall Boulevard, entered the area surrounding the event area (East Beach at Boddecker Road) where motorists and attendees were walking. The driver of the Nissan Versa left the event area traveled back westbound on Seawall Boulevard on the south sidewalk, struck an additional patrol unit and a motorist traveling legally on the roadway near the 100 block of Seawall Boulevard.

No Officers were injured during the incident, two (2) adult occupants of the vehicle that were struck complained of minor injuries, and the driver (28 year old black male) of the suspect vehicle, was transported to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. The driver of the suspect vehicle is stated to be in critical condition. The investigation is still underway and the suspects name will be released at a later time. Potential charges for the suspect could include Assault on a Public Servant and Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle, both felony charges.