Posted: Apr 7, 2013 9:22 PM by MTN News
Updated: Apr 8, 2013 8:53 AM
BOZEMAN- A man is being held without bond after leading Montana Highway Patrol on a high speed chase in Bozeman Sunday.
John Carlo De Guzman, 30, of Kent, Washington, faces 6 charges, including reckless driving, speeding, eluding police, resisting arrest, possession of paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine. According to responding Trooper Glen Barcus, officials also removed firearms from Guzman's vehicle.
Around 2:25 p.m. Sunday, Gallatin County dispatch put out a call for a reckless driver, passing cars and driving in a closed eastbound land of I-90 near the Logan area construction zone.
Barcus says he pulled behind Guzman and flipped on his lights just east of Manhattan. Guzman continued driving, this time down the middle of I-90E, reaching speeds in excess of 95 miles per hour. MHP deployed stop sticks in advance of Guzman, but he stopped just before reaching them on I-90 in between the 19th and 7th exits.
Barcus says with help from Bozeman police and the Gallatin County Sheriff's Office, a high risk stop was conducted which involved pulling Guzman out at gunpoint. Guzman resisted the arrest and according to Barcus was forcibly removed.
Guzman was placed into custody and in being held at the Gallatin County Detention Center without bond. He will likely make an initial appearance in court Monday morning.