Guam – 37 year old Meilo B. Ruimo is facing assault and reckless conduct charges after he allegedly fled the scene of a traffic stop Saturday morning.
According to the Magistrate complaint, motorcycle patrol officer T.T. Walker stopped a 1997 Toyota Camry that had run a red light at Wusstig Road in Dededo about 11am.
The driver identified himself as Meilo B. Riumd who, according to the complaint, told the officer that “he left his driver’s license at home.”
Officer Walker returned to his motorcycle to write up a citation when, Dededo Precinct Deskwatch informed him that the registration on the Camry was expired, although “the officer noted a current July 20134 tag on the vehicle.”
The Officer instructed Riumd to turn his vehicle off but “instead of complying Riumd accelerated at a high rate of speed, ignoring Officer Walker’s order to stop.”
Officer Walker gave chase to a small side street where he saw the Camry “seemingly parked.” But, the report states, Riumd placed his vehicle in reverse and backed towards Officer Walker who was forced to get off his motorcycle and get out of the way to avoid being hit.
That’s when Officer Walker drew his pistol and ordered Riumd to stop repeatedly, “but he again accelerated forward to flee,” states the complaint.
Eventually more patrol officers joined in the chase and Riumd was later located sitting in his vehicle outside a residence in Yigo where he surrendered and was placed under arrest.