WEBB COUNTY, TX – A man who tried to outrun Border Patrol agents in a car stolen from the San Antonio area is now being treated at a local hospital.
He’s accused of trying to run over some agents near Encinal in his desperate attempt to escape.
It happened on a very remote part of Highway 83 where only natural gas pipelines dot the landscape.
Border Patrol and FBI agents spent most of the day investigating a half-mile stretch.
A Border Patrol spokesperson says agents ran the plates on a car and found it was stolen, so they stopped the car and got out to talk to the driver.
According to the spokesperson, that man threw the car into reverse, hit a marked Border Patrol car and tried to run over the agents.
Agents on the scene reported firing their weapons at him as he kept going down the highway.
The driver ended up crashing through a fence and hitting a tree, causing the stolen car to catch on fire.
Agents rescued him from the burning car. He’s now in serious condition at a San Antonio hospital.