New video shows how New Mexico police finally ended a high-speed chase and stopped a suspected car thief who they had already shot at.
On Wednesday morning, Border Patrol Agents tried to stop a stolen car at a checkpoint near Las Cruces but the car took off before they could.
Agents say they then started chasing the car and called state police for backup.
Police say 37-year-old Lewis Delgado was driving the car.
Police say Delgado was driving the wrong way on I-25 and after Delgado had avoided several spike strips, a State Police Officer fired his rifle.
While Delgado was not hit, he did finally run over a spike strip, losing control of the car and crashing on I-25.
Inside the car, officers say they found meth and say Delgado was driving while high.
Delgado is facing DWI, aggravated fleeing and drug charges. Delgado has a lengthy criminal history. This is the fourth time he’s been arrested for DWI.
State Police have not yet said what exactly prompted the officer to fire his rifle.