Galveston driver hits three police motorcycles while racing
Galveston
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Reward Offered in Virginia State Trooper’s Death
ߦ   Department of Justice Will Award More Than $10 Million to Support Crime Reduction Efforts
ߦ   Former Bandidos National VP Sentenced To Life In Federal Prison
ߦ   Hillsborough deputy fatally shoots wife, himself with children in home
ߦ   Investigation into Fatal Shooting at 7300 Long Drive
ߦ   Newly-Released FBI Crime Data Shows Violent Crime Decline in 2017
ߦ   Santa Fe High School student accused of verbal threat toward teacher arrested
ߦ   Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 89 Casa Grande
ߦ   Teen who wanted to be cop hacked into police computer system
ߦ   Texas City HS student arrested after alleged threat found on bathroom wall
ߦ   Traffic Fatality #52
ߦ   U.S. Soldier Sentenced to More Than 11 Years for Illegally Manufacturing, Using a Chemical Weapon
ߦ   19 Busted In Waco On Federal Drug Trafficking Charges
ߦ   3D printed gun advocate accused of paying minor for sex is arrested in Taiwan
ߦ   At least 6 suspects charged with murder in August in Bexar County
ߦ   Constable Deputies Track, Arrest Car Thief
ߦ   Convicted sex offender accused of having sex with dog
ߦ   Houston Attorney Charged in Offshore Tax Evasion Scheme
ߦ   Houston Physician and a Pain Management Clinic Owner Each Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison
ߦ   Man Jailed For Exposing Himself At Elementary School
ߦ   Mexican National Sentenced for East Texas Drug Trafficking
ߦ   Officer And Deceased Identified In Police Shooting
ߦ   Pair Jailed For Theft Of A Firearm
ߦ   Popular Galveston bar could lose alcohol license for drunk-driving related fatality after TABC case
ߦ   Sherffi's Deputies Seize Marijuana Grow Crop
ߦ   Sheriff’s Office Investigating Incident at Montgomery County Animal Shelter
ߦ   Texas woman gets prison in virtual kidnapping, ransom scam
ߦ   Video: Texas Officer Pulls Motorist Clear Just As Truck Slams Into Car
ߦ   Best TV News Bloopers August 2018
ߦ   Calif. officer dies after medical emergency at home
ߦ   Deputy killed by gunfire, 2nd wounded
ߦ   DPS Offers Increased Reward, Seeks Leads in 1980 Cold Case
ߦ   Ex-Iowa State golfer found dead at course; suspect charged with her murder
ߦ   Galveston Police Arrest Negligent Bartenders in Connection with June Fatal Crash
ߦ   Georgia police chief killed during pursuit

   Next >>
 
Search Archives:
By Nick Powell Updated 12:06 am CDT, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A Galveston driver hit three police motorcycles while racing another vehicle on Tuesday, narrowly missing three Galveston police officers in the crash, authorities said.

At approximately 1 p.m. on Tuesday, an officer from Galveston Police Department's Traffic Safety Unit as well as two troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety were running radar and checking for speeders in the 5000 block of Ave O.

The officers' police motorcycles, were parked on the south side of the street adjacent to the curb and the officers were standing next to the motorcycles.

While using laser radar to measure vehicles' speed, the officers observed two vehicles leave the stop light at 45th Street and appeared to be racing each other westbound down Ave O.

At one point, the officers clocked the vehicles' speed at 78 miles per hour, 48 miles per hour over the speed limit.

One of the vehicles turned south on 50th Street, before reaching the officers, but one of the drivers operating a black Chevrolet Cobalt, saw the officers and slammed on his brakes near 50th Street. The vehicle lost control and veered directly towards the officers. All three officers were able to dive out of the way at the last second; however the vehicle struck all three motorcycles, coming to rest on top of them.

The suspect driver was identified as Galveston resident, Melvin Valle, 18. None of the officers sustained injury, however Valle was transported to John Sealy Hospital at UTMB with minor injuries to his arm.

Upon his discharge from the hospital, Valle will be taken into custody for Racing and Reckless Driving with a $10,000 bond.

Valle previously pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of failing to give his identity to a League City police officer after an arrest in June, according to Department of Public Safety records.


Comments:
Oh please reunite them with their babies so they can grow up and behave like this.
Posted by Sasquatch at 7/10/2018 12:30:06 PM

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.