The Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) has released a detailed timeline of events from Saturday night, January 27, 2024, when a high-speed pursuit concluded in a crash in the Fort Worth Entertainment District, resulting in serious injuries to two pedestrians.
"Our prayers go out to the victims who were injured, as well as the bystanders who saw it happen and were traumatized. Anytime innocent bystanders are injured because of someone’s reckless and dangerous actions, it hits home for all of us who just want to be able to enjoy a night out in our great city.", said Sergeant Jason Spencer of FWPD in a press conference, "Impaired driving is 100% preventable and we want to emphasize that there is no excuse for it. There are too many viable options available for people to get home safely, such as rideshare, taxis, and designating a non-drinking driver when out with a group."
At approximately 10:06 p.m., officers assigned to the West 7th Entertainment District observed a gray pickup truck exiting a parking lot with no headlights at 1000 Foch St. The truck proceeded to drive the wrong way on Morton St., a one-way street, and later backed up, narrowly avoiding a collision with a marked police unit, before driving onto a curb.
Officers, noting the erratic behavior and potential intoxication of the driver, activated their lights in an attempt to initiate a traffic stop. However, the driver evaded police, speeding through the parking lot. Concerned for public safety, officers observed the truck striking curbs and nearly colliding with other vehicles while heading eastbound on W. 7th St.
Despite sustaining damage to the front left wheel by striking a pole in a bank parking lot, the suspect continued to flee towards the West 7th area. Due to the dangerous driving, officers decided to back off and slow down.
The suspect maneuvered through stopped traffic at the intersection of West 7th and University, striking a pole, a stationary car, and ultimately two pedestrians on the far side of the intersection. Officers on scene immediately provided aid to the victims, an adult male and an adult female, who were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries.
The alleged drunk driver, identified as 29-year-old Andrew Guerra from Grand Prairie, was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment of his injuries. Guerra refused to provide a blood sample, leading officers to obtain a search warrant for his blood alcohol content determination.
Guerra is currently held in the Tarrant County Jail on a $95,000 bond, facing charges of Evading Arrest/Detention with Vehicle Causing Serious Bodily Injury, Intoxication Assault with Vehicle Causing Seriously Bodily Injury, and Unlawful Restraint. Notably, Guerra has no prior alcohol-related convictions.
The passenger in Guerra's truck has cooperated with the investigation and is considered the victim in the Unlawful Restraint charge. The Fort Worth Police Department commended for their transparency in releasing information to the public regarding the incident.
The dash-cam and Real Time Crime Center video on the FWPD YouTube page and by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/2wEbshkLo54