Rochester man who fled police charged

Published 8:52 am Friday, August 19, 2016

Jessy Dominguez

Jessy Dominguez

A 25-year-old Rochester man was officially charged in Mower County court Thursday after allegedly fleeing police early Wednesday morning.

Jessy Dian Dominguez, 25, faces four charges: a felony for fleeing a police officer in a vehicle, two gross misdemeanors for DWIs, and misdemeanor for driving with a revoked license.

Just after midnight Aug. 17, Jessy Dominguez backed his car into the street of the 800 block of West Oakland Avenue, causing a police officer on a routine patrol to swerve his vehicle to avoid hitting the car, according to Austin Police Chief Brian Krueger and the court complaint. The officer followed the vehicle, which turned onto Ninth Street Southwest without a signal or proper lane change. He also noticed Dominguez tried to speed up and make quick turns to avoid the officer. Dominguez continued to do this for several blocks and when the officer turned his lights on, the vehicle sped ahead and ran a stop sign.

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On Seventh Street, Dominguez stopped his vehicle and fled on foot. The officer told him to stop, but after Dominguez continued to run, he shocked the man with a Taser and handcuffed him.

Dominguez tried to flee again while the officer waited for back up, but the officer shocked him again with the Taser and controlled him until more officers arrived. Gold Cross also responded to the scene.

He was transported to the Mower County jail for a DWI and was held because he didn’t cooperate with the police. His blood alcohol content was 0.12, according to court records.

His next court appearance has not been scheduled.