Dad GUSTAVO ADOLFO DIAZ-BAUTISTA was not only speeding with his 8-month-old daughter, he resisted police efforts to pull him over. In fact, he gave chase and crashed the car. He then took off on foot, leaving the baby in the car which had caught on fire. Fortunately, police were able to rescue the baby who was treated at a local hospital and released to the mother.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Man Charged With Fleeing Police, Leaving Infant
A Centreville man accused of crashing his car and abandoning his child while running from police was arrested Thursday morning.
Gustavo Adolfo Diaz-Bautista, 23, was clocked going 40 mph in a 25 mph zone about 5:45 a.m., Prince William County police said. Once an officer began to follow Diaz-Bautista, police said, he sped up and crashed his vehicle in 8500 block of West Rugby Road, off Bull Run Road near Bull Run Regional Park.
He began running from the scene, police said. The car, which was carrying Diaz-Bautista's 8-month-old daughter, caught on fire.
Police rescued the child, who was treated at a hospital and released to her mother. Police charged Diaz-Bautista with felony eluding, felony child abuse and neglect, and driving on a revoked operator's license. He is being held without bond, pending a Sept. 15 court date.