Posted: 8:55 p.m. MST
The man who led authorities on an interstate vehicle pursuit Monday faces several felonies.
Tuesday morning, 42-year-old Martin Ramirez Saucedo, of Calexico, appeared at the Yuma Justice Court.
Monday at 11:06 a.m., Yuma police were trying to pull over Saucedo in the 1900 block of W. 8th St. on suspicion of several burglaries in Yuma.
Saucedo kept driving into California then tried to flee to Mexico, but he was not able to enter.
He turned back around, and by then, California Highway Patrol, the Imperial County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Border Patrol also trailed Saucedo.
The vehicle pursuit continued into a residential area in Yuma.
Witnesses we spoke to Monday described the chaotic pursuit:
"This guy in his little ranger just goes...down the road, and two cruisers starting to pull him over, and evidently he didn't want to stop," said Mark Lucier.
"It was out of nowhere that I seen that green truck passing through my house all fast, and he hit the pole, and I see all the cops passing through, then I heard something hit the pole," Driberto Espinoza added.
Saucedo's getaway ended when he slammed his truck into a telephone pole at 1st St. and Ave. B.
"We figured at the speed he was going, he definitely wasn't going to make it around the corner. They were pretty well on a hot pursuit of him. They would've had him very shortly," Lucier said.
Saucedo was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center where he was treated and then taken to jail.
Saucedo is now facing several felony charges: burglary, theft, possession of burglary tools, unlawful flight from police officers and trafficking in stolen property. He also faces a charge of criminal damage.
A judge set Saucedo's bond at $100,000. Saucedo is due back in court Feb. 21.