Bovina man leads police on chase

CNJ staff

A Bovina man was being held at the Roosevelt County Detention Center on multiple charges Saturday after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended near Tolar, according to New Mexico State Police public information officer Jimmy Glascock.

Marco Garcia, 20, was apprehended around 2 a.m. Saturday by State Police on U.S. 60/84 near Tolar when the 1995 Chevy Lumina he was driving left the road on a curve, Glascock said. Glascock said Garcia swerved to avoid oncoming traffic and lost control of the vehicle.

A 12-year-old passenger was transported to a nearby hospital and later released into the custody of family members. Garcia was not injured, Glascock said.
Glascock said Portales police initially attempted to stop Garcia for an unknown traffic violation.

Garcia reached speeds as high as 120 mph, Glascock said.

Police charged Garcia with driving while intoxicated, aggravated fleeing, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, reckless driving and two counts of criminal damage to property, Glascock said.

Portales police would not provide any information on Saturday.