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EPPD arrests individual for racing and child endangerment

The Eagle Pass Police Department reported on Wednesday that two individuals had been arrested over the weekend for racing in public.

The Police Department also noted that one of the subjects was also charged with child endangerment after they found a one-year-old child in the backseat of the vehicle.

On Saturday, April 25, 2020, 12:41 AM: Officers conducted a traffic stop on a Gray 2016 Dodge Charger and a 2020 Red GMC pickup for racing on Del Rio Boulevard. The drivers identified as 21-year-old Ricardo Flores Jr. and 23-year-old Juan Carlos Ramos were arrested for racing on a public highway. Flores was also charged with felony child endangerment after a one-year old was discovered to be a back-seat passenger in the gray Charger. Flores and Ramon were remanded to the Tom Bowles Detention Center.

Texas Penal Code Section 22.041. (c) A person commits an offense if he intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with criminal negligence, by act or omission, engages in conduct that places a child younger than 15 years in imminent danger of death, bodily injury, or physical or mental impairment.

Chief of Police Alberto Guajardo informs that the Eagle Pass Police Department receives numerous complaints of vehicles racing or reckless driving in our community. The Eagle Pass Police Department has a ZERO tolerance for this type of activity which is not only against the law but places our citizens in danger. Any person identified or caught conducting this type of activity will be charged accordingly under the Texas Penal Code.

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