POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper arrested a 28-year-old Lake Jackson man after the man allegedly led him on a chase, ran numerous other vehicles off the road, and then crashed through two fences.
William Michael Munn is still being held in the Polk County jail on a laundry list of felony and misdemeanor charges including endangering a child - imminent danger of bodily injury, evading arrest with a vehicle, driving while intoxicated (third or more), fleeing a police officer - imminent danger of serious bodily injury, possession of a controlled substance less than one gram, and driving with invalid license with previous conviction.
Collectively, Munn's bail amount has been set at $87,500.
According to a DPS press release, a trooper tried to pull over a 2007 Ford Mustang in on U.S. Highway 59 in Goodrich at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The driver of the Mustang sped away from the trooper, and in the process, ran several vehicles off the road, the press release stated.
The driver of the Mustang led the trooper on a chase through Livingston and into Corrigan. Once he was in Corrigan, the driver entered a curve at an unsafe speed and left the road, the press release stated. The Mustang then crashed through a picket fence and a chain link fence before it became disabled.
The driver of the Mustang was identified as Munn, and after he showed signs of being intoxicated, he was arrested. After Munn was taken to CHI St. Luke's Hospital, where a blood sample was taken, he was taken to the Polk County jail.
According to the press release, the endangering a child charge stemmed from the fact that one of the vehicles Munn ran off the road had a child that was thrown out of his or her seat.