AUSTIN, Texas — An 18-year-old man is in big trouble after allegedly leading police on a chase in East Austin Tuesday evening.

Ricardo Gonzalez-Duran is facing a handful of charges, including aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and DWI.

According to his arrest affidavit, it all began outside a home on Nelson Oaks Drive near FM 969. That's where police said he crashed into his friend's Mercedes before striking her in the face with a liquor bottle.

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His friend, who required a trip to the hospital and several stitches on the 1.5-inch-long laceration on her face, told police Gonzalez-Duran struck her when she told him to leave after he crashed his car into hers. 

When police arrived at the scene, officers said Gonzalez-Duran took off, and a chase ensued.

Chase Suspect
Austin Police Department

Officers lost track of him about two miles later, but they later spotted him in the parking lot of a gas station on the corner of Ed Bluestein Boulevard and FM 969, according to the arrest affidavit.

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There, police said Gonzalez-Duran nearly T-boned an ambulance before side-swiping it in an attempt to escape from police. Two paramedics were in the ambulance at the time, but they were not injured, according to the affidavit.

In cellphone video a viewer shared with KVUE, you can see sparks flying from one of Gonzalez-Guzman's wheels as multiple patrol cars chase him. 

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In addition to hitting an ambulance vehicle, Gonzalez-Duran also allegedly failed to stay in his lane, hit several construction cones and ran multiple red lights.

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He didn't get too far, though. Police arrested him after he crashed his car at the corner of Decker Lane and FM 969. 

Detectives believe Gonzalez-Duran was drunk and possibly on Xanax at the time of his arrest, which may explain some of his behavior. According to the arrest affidavit, a Snapchat video showed Gonzalez-Duran possibly consuming Alprazolam just before the police chase.

A judge set his total bond at $95,000.

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