- Rachel Rice Austin Community Newspapers Staff
A man who evaded Pflugerville police by speeding through residential streets with his 2-year-old son in the back seat without a seatbelt on was arrested on Friday, according to a police report.
George Anthony Walker Jr., 30, was driving a Chevrolet Malibu southbound on A.W. Grimes Boulevard around 11 p.m. when a Pflugerville police officer attempted to pull Walker over because his temporary dealer tags on his car were shriveled and unreadable, the police report states. According to the police report, Walker did not pull over, but drove onto residential streets and reached speeds up to 70 miles per hour on roads with speed limits of 30 miles per hour. Eventually, according to the police report, Walker drove through a stop sign at 50 miles per hour, and his car impacted with the ground at a dip in the road, causing sparks to fly from under the car and causing the Malibu’s trunk to open.
Walker stopped the car, exited the vehicle and lay on the ground, telling the officer that he had his small son in the car. Officers detained Walker and then cleared the car, finding a 2-year-old boy in the backseat who was not secured in a child seat or wearing a seatbelt and who was “shivering and shaking in fear,” according to the police report.
When asked why he ran, Walker stated that he was scared, the police report states. Drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle, according to the police report. Walker was previously charged with evading arrest in 2007, the police report notes. Walker was charged with endangering a child and evading arrest. Travis County Jail records do not indicate that Walker is still in custody.