On Friday, July 16, 2021, the Honorable Judge Kristin Bays, sitting for the 435th District Court, sentenced Defendant Edward Rodriguez, age 31, to 40 years in prison for the offense of Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle.
Previously, a jury found Rodriguez guilty of the charged offense.
At 5:00 am on November 24, 2018, Officer Michael st. Romain of the Splendora Police Department attempted to pull Rodriguez over for a traffic violation.
Instead of stopping, Rodriguez fled.
During the chase, Rodriguez used his 2016 Dodge Charger to weave in and around the early morning traffic on US 59 at Aldine Bender Road in Houston.
When officers boxed in Rodriguez's car at a dead end, he made one last effort to escape by ramming into the patrol vehicle of Deputy Michael Aldrich of the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.
Fortunately, neither Deputy Aldrich nor anyone else was injured in the pursuit.
After arresting Rodriguez, officers determined that the vehicle Rodriguez used in the pursuit was stolen.