Lufkin Police: Erratic driving leads to multiple felony charges for man

Raymond Fondren mug shot, courtesy of Angelina County Jail
Raymond Fondren mug shot, courtesy of Angelina County Jail

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police arrested a Lufkin man Sunday on accusations that he evaded police after he was stopped for erratic driving.

Raymond Matthew Fondren, 26, led police on a high-speed pursuit through a residential neighborhood, according to the report.

According to an arrest report, the pursuit began when he was driving erratically. An officer tried to stop him but he drove away, going in speeds in excess of 50 miles per hour in a residential neighborhood. He went through a shopping center parking lot and ended up behind a business on Paul Street. Fondren was then taken into custody.

According to the report, an officer observed evidence that Fondren was under the influence of alcohol.

Because Fondren has two previous DWI convictions, a mandatory blood draw was taken at the hospital, according to the report.

While Fondren was being transported to the jail from the hospital, Fondren became combative and damaged the rear passenger window of the patrol car, according to the report.

While being searched at the jail, the jailer found hydrocodone pills concealed inside a cigarette pack in Fondren's pocket, according to the report.

Fondren is charged with driving while intoxicated, criminal mischief, evading arrest and possession of a controlled substance.

He is currently in jail on a $9,500 bond.

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