Man leads police on car chase with two minors in the backseat, at least one child injured

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Guam – A man is behind bars after he led police officers on a high speed car chase with two children under 10 years old sitting in the backseat.

What would have possibly been a traffic violation for running a red light turned into a high speed car chase through Dededo on Friday.

According to court documents, Alfred Elias’s prior arrest, lack of a driver’s license, and a fear of getting deported prompted him to run from police.

The complaint states that police witnessed Elias run a red light but when they attempted to pull him over, he allegedly disregarded the flashing blue lights and sirens and instead drove at a high rate of speed, not stopping for pedestrians and nearly causing other motorists to collide.

But all high speed chases eventually come to an end, as did Elias’ run from police which ended when his vehicle crashed in the jungle.

When police arrived at the scene, they not only discovered Elias but also two children ages 8 and 2 years old.

The complaint states that neither child was in a booster seat or wearing a seat belt, leaving the 8 year old with injuries as a result of the collision.

Both children were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Elias was charged with two counts of child abuse with a special allegation of vulnerable victim sentencing enhancement, reckless conduct, and eluding a police officer.

He was booked and confined.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.