Casper, WY – According to the police report, this incident occurred on January 25, 2021. Wyoming Highway Patrol Trooper stopped a northbound Dodge Challenger around milepost 182 on Interstate 25 for speeding 110 miles per hour in a posted 80 miles per hour speed zone.
The officer observed signs of impairment with the driver and requested his documents. The driver failed to comply and fled from the trooper.
Wyoming Highway Patrol Troopers were able to locate the suspect vehicle from the pursuit a short time later off the roadway in Glenrock. The driver had fled from the car. Law enforcement in the area assisted troopers in searching for the driver.
The driver was located a short time later, hiding under a bush, and taken into custody without further incident.
His name is Matthew Ruiz, 26-year-old, of Santa Maria, California. Ruiz was charged with a felony charge of driving while under the influence, fleeing to elude, driving while under suspension, open container, and reckless driving.