UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:53am
A Waco police officer attempted to stop a 1993 Chevrolet Suburban, driven by 22-year-old Nathan Abney, in the 900 block of South 7th on Wednesday evening for an inspection violation.
Once the driver stopped he fled from the vehicle and failed to get the vehicle into park but instead put it in reverse. The Suburban rolled back into the police vehicle. A second person in the passenger seat of the Suburban tried to get into the driver’s seat to allegedly put the vehicle in park. That individual, 33-year-old Martin Garcia was ordered out of the vehicle and taken into custody for investigation of the circumstances. During this time, other officers were able to locate the driver and take him into custody.
Mr. Abney was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and evading arrest, and Mr. Garcia was arrested on outstanding traffic warrants.
There were no injuries to officers or anybody else due to the vehicles colliding and both vehicles were damaged in the collision.