Today’s Brilliant Criminal brought to you by Veteran Owned and Operated, Ageint Security. Note: Some people might have a problem calling a drunk driver a criminal, but that’s definitively not me!
Saturday at just after 11:30 pm an alert motorist phoned in a report of a motorist driving down US59 near SH 242 in a white Mustang, at a high rate of speed and crossing all over the roadway. Within a minute a Patton Village officer spotted our Brilliant Criminal, turned on his lights, and initiated a pursuit.
At this point our Brilliant Criminal, 25 year old Artemio Mondragon Torbio, exited FM 2090 and proceeded to run the red light at the intersection and continued northbound at over 100 mph! (Thankfully no one was passing through the intersection at this time,) Next, Art ran another red light, got back on US 59 and proceeded to slow down. The Mustang hadn’t come to a complete stop when our fleet-footed brilliant criminal decided to make foot bail. While our Brilliant Criminal was stumbling along the roadway his car continued northbound and was eventually stopped by an unforgiving median.
At this point Art scrambled to his feet and ran across the ditch that led towards the railroad tracks. In doing so our sure footed felon lost his shoes. With the gendarmes close at his heals Art took off looking like a drunken, barefoot, felon, whose arse was on fire. The long arm of the law, concerned that bare-foot Art might injure himself tasered Art in the backside. (Sadly there are no pictures that I’m aware of.)
Art was transported to the hospital to make sure he was in good enough health to throw in the slammer. Our inebriated Brilliant Criminal was charged with resisting arrest and evading arrest. Sadly for Art, an open container of alcohol was also found in the console of his mustang. His bond was set at $25,000. That’s one less drunk driver to worry about over the holidays!
Note: What is wrong with this picture of our Perp?
Post Script: This weekend over 18 drunk drivers were removed from the roads of Montgomery County. The Montgomery County Police deserve a BIG thank you for their fine efforts!