SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe Police officer saw a pickup truck driving erratically and tried to pull it over. The driver stopped and took off, leading police on a chase through the city and neighborhoods. When he was captured, police weren’t buying what he was saying.
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It all started when an officer tried to pull over a green pickup truck on Airport Rd. in Santa Fe on Feb. 23. It went on for several miles before stopping at a gas station on Agua Fria St.
The suspect then led police on a chase through Santa Fe. His truck became disabled after multiple spike strips were thrown his way. His vehicle then stopped on South Meadows Rd.
Officers then chased him through a neighborhood and through front yards. Then there was a struggle on the ground with officers.
Once in custody, Guillermo Huecera-Aniles told officers he wasn’t the one they should be chasing. He claimed someone else was driving. “It wasn’t me driving, officer,” Huecera-Aniles said.
Santa Fe Police searched the truck but couldn’t find evidence that anyone else was inside the vehicle. “I only saw you driving,” the officer said. “I told you to stop and you took off, so don’t be lying to us.”
Huecera-Aniles had three active warrants at the time of the chase. He was taken to the hospital to get checked out and then taken to jail. He has a long criminal history that includes several burglary charges. He has a pre-trial detention hearing set in this case for next Monday.