by Moses Leos III
A Kyle man suspected of publicly urinating while waiting in a drive-thru line early Friday was arrested after he fled the scene and led authorities on a chase that at times reached 100 miles per hour.
Cameron Todd Walker, 21, of Kyle, was arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) and reckless driving, which are Class B misdemeanors, and evading arrest with a motor vehicle, which is a state jail felony. Walker was booked into the Hays County Jail Friday. Bond has not been set.
Kyle Police Chief Jeff Barnett said authorities were called to the Whataburger on FM 1626 at 12:20 a.m. Friday for a disorderly conduct call. Barnett said the subject, later identified as Walker, was allegedly urinating in public while in the drive-thru line.
When officers arrived, they made contact with Walker, who allegedly showed initial signs of intoxication when they approached them, according to a Kyle police report.
Walker, however, got back into his vehicle, a 1992 Buick Sentry, shut the driver’s side door and fled the restaurant, heading eastbound on FM 1626.
Barnett said Walker led authorities on a chase that wound down Bebee Road, where Walker blew through a stop sign at the intersection of Dacy Lane.
The chase continued into the Kensington Trails subdivision, where the Buick hit a for sale sign on Oxford Drive. The vehicle hit a tree and initially came to a stop on two shrubs at a home in the 100 block of Paddington Drive, Barnett said.
Then, Walker put the car in reverse and continued the chase, which took authorities through several neighborhood streets before coming to a stop in the 200 block of Paddington. During that time, Barnett said the Buick narrowly missed several parked vehicles and an unmarked police unit helping with the chase.
Once stopped, Barnett said Walker got out and allegedly attempted to resist arrest and struggled with officers.
He said officers at that point tasered Walker and placed him into custody.
Barnett said personnel examined Walker at the scene, with police taking him to Seton Medical Center Hays for routine observation before he was booked into the jail.