It was like a scene out of Breaking Bad when State Police chased an RV through the East Mountains, swerving around semi trucks and riding on the median before it all ended with an insane crash.
State Police tried spike strips and PIT maneuvers to get the RV to stop, but it was a crash that finally did him in. It’s a miracle no one was hurt.
“Stand by, stand by. He’s losing control,” the officer said over the radio. “He’s crossing the median.”
On March 14, an off-duty officer called State Police about a tan RV driving recklessly at the Tramway exit in Albuquerque.
Officers caught up to the driver at the intersection of Wenona and Four Hills. Where the RV sat at a stop sign for an entire minute before police flashed their lights.
Behind the wheel was Anthony Moya, who at first made a run for it, but then pulled over on the side of State Road 333. Just when officers thought they would make contact with the 55-year-old driver, he took them on a slow speed chase.
“We are in the right lane, going 65 miles per hour,” the officer called out, before making a U-turn where officers tried a PIT maneuver that was unsuccessful.
The chase continued towards State Road 333 and Tramway, where a man and a woman hopped out.
The officer shouted to the pair: “Get on the ground! Get on the ground! Get on the f***ing ground!”
When officers asked why the RV was fleeing, the woman shouted, “I don’t know! We don’t know him. I told him to f***ing stop!”
According to the criminal complaint, Moya had picked up the two people on the side of the road at the Tramway exit. The woman told police she was homeless.
The duo was handcuffed and officers went back to locating the RV, which was now driving eastbound on I-40. That’s when an officer tried to deploy a spike strip. That was also unsuccessful.
“Negative. They were not hit,” the officer called over the radio. “They were missed.”
The RV then approached a semi and began pushing the tractor-trailer closer and closer to the median, which is when officers, again, attempted to deploy a spike strip.
This time they had better luck, but Moya lost control. He flew across the median, through oncoming traffic, and into a ditch on the far side of the road.
“Driver, if you can hear us come out with your hands up!” the officer commanded.
Officers found Moya in the RV unconscious with a head injury from the crash. Police say he reeked of alcohol.
Moya agreed to a blood draw, however, those results have yet to come back. Moya was charged with his fifth DWI. He will go before a judge on Monday.