Anna Maria Garcia, 23, of Fort Worth was traveling in excess of the speed limit in her 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis at about 4:15 p.m. on Renfro Street when a Burleson police officer attempted to stop her for the violation, according to police.
The motorist attempted to evade the officer in her vehicle, a third-degree felony, at a high rate of acceleration. The incident never turned into a high-speed chase or pursuit, according to Dep. Chief Cindy Aaron, with speeds never eclipsing more than about 50 mph.
Garcia wound from the Renfro-Alsbury intersection, down Alsbury to Douglas, with the motorist running two stops signs in that area and a red light at Hillery Street and Wilshire Boulevard and another red light at the 100 block of Renfro Street and Wilson Street, where it struck a 2008 Chevy Cobalt that then struck a 2000 Dodge Durango, according to the police report.
Two people, including an infant, were injured and transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Garcia was not injured, police said. She is being held in the Johnson County jail on the third-degree felony charge of evading arrest with a vehicle and faces more than $1,200 in fines on four Fort Worth warrants.