SANTA FE, N.M. – A man is in a northern New Mexico jail, accused of driving drunk and leading police on a chase that finally ended with him running over himself.
Roy Travis Aguilar, 21, was treated for minor injuries at a Santa Fe hospital and booked into the Sandoval County detention center on charges of aggravated driving while intoxicated, fleeing a police officer, careless driving and two other outstanding traffic warrants.
A tip on a police hot line Sunday afternoon reported a possible drunken driver on a highway.
State Police Officer Grace Romero spotted Aguilar's pickup truck swerving across both lanes of the highway, driving slowly and then fast. He refused to stop.
After narrowly missing other vehicles, police said Aguilar drove through a ditch and a barbed-wire fence before stopping. He tried to put the truck into park, but it ended up in reverse.
Police said Aguilar fell from his open door and both of his legs were run over by the front driver's side tire.