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Police arrest suspect after high-speed chase

Posted March 7, 2009
Updated March 8, 2009

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— Police chased a vehicle Saturday evening through southeast Raleigh. The chase began just before 9 p.m. at the intersection of Montague Lane and Davie Street after a bicycle officer said he spotted Humberto Cruz-Nunez, 22, trying to pick up a prostitute. As the officer approached the car, the vehicle swerved and hit the officer.

Other officers then chased Nunez's vehicle, at speeds of 100 mph, down Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and into Knightdale, police said. Nunez drove back into Raleigh on U.S. Highway 264 and left his vehicle near New Bern Avenue, police said.

Nunez took off on foot but a K-9 caught him, police said. Nunez was taken to WakeMed for treatment of a dog bite injury. The bicycle officer was not injured.

Police said Nunez was charged with felony assault on a law enforcement officer, driving while impaired, driving with a revoked license and fleeing to elude police.

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  • DIANA Mar 10, 2009

    JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW....HE IS ACTUALLY LEGAL!!!! THERE ARE STILL LEGALS AROUND HERE U KNOW... JUST FOR BEING HISPANIC DOESNT MEAN THAT HE IS ILLEGAL

  • gammasandi Mar 9, 2009

    what difference does it make re: a prostitute -we should be concerned about assault on the LEO, the DWI and revoked license-and yes, he needs to be deported if he is illegal-do you have any idea how much money(make that taxpayers' money) is spent in a courthouse?

  • CrewMax Mar 9, 2009

    What I want to know is, how do they know the woman is a prostitute? If they know she is one, then why don't they arrest her? If not, then, aren't they profiling? Inquiring minds are befuddled.

  • whatusay Mar 9, 2009

    Arrested and charged with lots of crimes, but not being here illegally. If he is not here illegally then WRAL should tell us he is a legal immigrant, or a US citizen. I am sick and tired of the media and law enforcement tip-toeing around this so called sensitive issue. Every time a crime pops up with an Hispanic involved no one wants to talk about it. Wake up and report the news.

  • RonnieR Mar 9, 2009

    Always good when the canines take "bite out of crime"!

  • Lyle Mar 9, 2009

    Oh please icmfal, like women here legally do not do things like that.

    Signed,

    A Man

  • TStills Mar 9, 2009

    This jokes needs to take a trip back to the mother land. Thank God he didnt kill anybody. Yet.

  • icmfal Mar 9, 2009

    Oh please bngexpress. Like men here legally do not do things like that.

  • mac240 Mar 9, 2009

    I think he was trying to make it to the border...Chatham County!

  • bngexpress Mar 9, 2009

    ok someone tell me again how they are trying to make a better life for themselves and their families!the invasion of criminal immigrants needs to stop now.

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