A 23-year-old Como man was taken into custody after allegedly eluded troopers and crashed his truck into a Como house, which he then tried to hide behind, according to arrest reports.
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday noticed as he passed a Ford F250 pickup, the driver was not wearing a safety belt. As the trooper turned around to make a traffic stop, the truck turned on to FM 69 north and continued at a high rate of speed to Jefferies Street in Como. The truck left the road at a high rate of speed, crossed into a front yard and struck a house, the DPS officer alleged in arrest reports.
The driver then bailed out of the truck and attempted to hide behind the residence. DPS took the Como man into custody and had the truck towed. A records check showed the man’s license to be and to have been suspended multiple times for multiple convictions, the highway patrolman noted in arrest reports.
The 23-year-old was arrested July 9 for fleeing or eluding a police officer and driving while license invalid with previous convictions. He remained in the county jail July 10; bond was set at $1,000 each per misdemeanor charge, according to jail reports.