Man arrested after slipping out of cuffs, leading police on pursuit in stolen cruiser

The suspect, who was high on meth, later confessed to trying to intentionally hit as many officers as he could


By Sarah Calams

SAN ANTONIO — A man was arrested after slamming into a patrol car, slipping out of his handcuffs and leading police on a pursuit over the weekend.

The incident first occurred when suspect Reynaldo Ruiz, 47, rear-ended an officer’s patrol car at a stop sign, News4SA.com reported. Ruiz allegedly rammed the patrol car head-on after the officer followed him. He was eventually pulled over and placed in the back seat of a patrol car, where he slipped out of his handcuffs and jumped into the front seat of the cruiser, according to police.

Ruiz then led officers on a pursuit that spanned several cities. Along the way, he tried to run over a police officer before crashing with another patrol car. He was arrested again and charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon and felony escape, according to the report.

Police said Ruiz, who was high on methamphetamine, later confessed to trying to intentionally hit as many officers as he could.

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