A 21-year-old suspected illegal immigrant and with five prior DUI convictions pleaded not guilty Friday to felony DUI and child abuse and a slew of other charges for allegedly leading authorities on a high-speed chase with his year-old daughter in the backseat and crashing into six other vehicles.

Luis Gomez, also known as Luis Umberto Perez, of San Marcos, was arrested Monday night at Hibiscus and Sycamore avenues in Vista.

During a pursuit that reached speeds of more than 100 mph, Gomez slammed into two vehicles in San Marcos, three on Highway 78 and one in Vista, said Sgt. Cliston Hensley of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

No one was injured in any of the crashes.

Gomez also is charged with felony counts of having a blood-alcohol level over the state limit of .08 percent and evading police with reckless driving, along with two misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run and one count each of reckless driving, driving with a suspended license and being an unlicensed driver.

Judge Joe Littlejohn scheduled a preliminary hearing for March 3 and set bail at $130,820, but Gomez is also being held on an immigration hold.

One Response to “Drunk Invader With 5 Prior DUI Convictions Endangers Child In High Speed Chase”
  1. gatekeeper says:

    How is it that an obvious drunk is allowed to be on the roads and not in a jail? And when that DUI driver is an illegal immigrant…?

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