Suspected driver in 119-mile chase, crash formally charged

Selena Huitron, 17, faces local, federal charges

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – A teen girl has been brought back to San Antonio to face local charges for allegedly ramming Bexar County sheriff's patrol cars during a chase that began near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Selena Huitron, 17, is facing three counts of aggravated assault on a public servant and one count of evading arrest.

An arrest warrant affidavit stated that she rammed her Ford F-150 pickup truck into two sheriff's patrol cars when they tried to box her in and stop her from running on Sept. 5.

It stated that she also slammed on her brakes, causing a third car to run into her. All three vehicles had deputies inside a the time.

Huitron allegedly had driven from an area just north of Laredo, leading U.S. Border Patrol agents and other law enforcement officers along the way, on a 119-mile chase that ended near Interstate 35 and Splashtown.

After it ended, a spokesman with the sheriff's office said that the pickup Huitron was driving had been loaded with 15 men, women and children who were believed to have been smuggled across the border from Mexico.

At times, the vehicles involved in the chase reached speeds of up to 96 miles per hour, the affidavit stated.

Huitron, who is from Austin, was taken into custody by federal authorities and returned to Laredo on that date.

She was booked into the Bexar County Jail Tuesday with bonds totaling $175,000.

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