Lufkin police arrest two following pursuit

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A speeding driver on Frank Street around 10:45 Friday night caught the attention of a Lufkin Police officer. It led to an accident, pursuit and two arrests for multiple charges, including DWI.

According to Lufkin Police, Roberto Galindo, 32, of Diboll was traveling at a high rate of speed in a pickup truck, ran a red light at First Street and narrowly missed hitting another vehicle. Police say Galindo eventually crossed into on-coming traffic and collided head on with a pickup driven by Jeff Smith, 46, of Huntington. Smith received small lacerations from flying glass.

Officers say Galindo immediately fled the scene. Officers pursued the truck. The driver eventually lost control of the truck on Bynum near Frank and crashed into a ditch.

Galindo and passenger, Abel Munoz, 21, of Diboll were not injured.

Both men were taken to jail. Police say Galindo's blood alcohol content was well over the legal limit. He's charged with DWI, leaving the scene of an injury accident, disregarding traffic control devices and disregarding a stop light.

Munoz was charged with public intoxication.

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