Chris Estrada bonds out after being charged with DWI, evading arrest

Chris Estrada. (Mugshots courtesy of the Brewster County Sheriff's Office)

BREWSTER COUNTY -- The arrest affidavit of Chris Estrada has been released after he was arrested for driving while intoxicated and evading arrest Sunday morning.

As of Monday afternoon, Estrada had made his first appearance before Justice of the Peace Gilbert Valenzuela and his bond was set at a total of $5,000; $2,000 for DWI and $3,000 for evading arrest according to the Brewster County Sheriff's Office.

He was later released from jail at 5:24 p.m., according to a CBS 7 eyewitness on scene.

According to the arrest affidavit, an officer and sergeant with the Alpine Police Department were parked in the 200 block of North 5th Street at 2:14 a.m. when they saw a driver, identified as Estrada, fail to make a complete stop. Estrada then drove away at a speed higher than 50 miles per hour, the affidavit reports.

Police activated their emergency lights and tried to stop the vehicle which continued on, driving through a parking lot trying to flee from police, the affidavit states.

The chase continued, with the vehicle passing a stop sign and Estrada turning off his car's lights before stopping behind a building according to the affidavit.

Police then called Estrada out of his vehicle, and reported smelling a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and person. The affidavit states that Estrada then told officers that he had been drinking at the Lobo bar, and 'was just cruising around and the car was so fast so he was going fast.'

According to the affidavit Estrada was then detained and taken to the Brewster County Jail for standardized field sobriety testing, which he failed. Police then placed Estrada into custody for driving while intoxicated and evading arrest or detention.

A blood specimen warrant was also obtained, and two vials of blood were collected for testing the affidavit states.

Estrada was then released to a detention officer.

Chris Estrada is being considered as a suspect by authorities investigating the disappearance of missing college student Zuzu Verk.

You can find our full coverage of the search for Zuzu Verk here.