Hero Biker Tracks Down Drunk Driver and Trusses Him Up For Cops
Sisto Perez took matter into his own hands to subdue a drunk driver who plowed into a group of three pedestrians in Austin, Texas on Friday.
Perez was out for a ride in downtown Austin when he witnessed a Chevy Impala slam into a group of pedestrians after running a red light, and he wasn’t about to let that go by without doing something to prevent further injuries to bystanders.
Though he lost sight of the Impala for a second after the driver ran over a group of mail boxes, Perez said that because the driver was so destructive, he easily found him again.
“I heard a ‘kabam!’ on top of the hill and I took off again flying after him. Sure enough, I see him and he had apparently hit another vehicle and he kept going,” Perez said.
The car then ran into a median divider which immobilized the vehicle. Perez said he jumped off his bike and caught the driver trying to exit the car from behind the wheel.
“He said, ‘I’m not trying to resist,'” according to Perez who wasn’t taking any chances. “I grabbed hold of him, pulled him to the side, kicked him in the knee and dropped him to the ground.”
Perez then borrowed a woman’s belt to truss up the obviously intoxicated driver to await the arrival of the police. Police arrested 22-year-old Nicholas Colunga for intoxicated assault and failure to stop and render aid.
And it wasn’t the first time Perez stopped to lend a helping hand. An officer at the scene remembered him from a previous chase just nine months ago in the area. During that incident, a female driver stuck a pedestrian and kept going before Perez, one the spot that time too, caught up with her and snagged her car keys.
Among the injured this week was a University of Texas soccer player, 22-year-old Kylie Doniak, and Doniak remains hospitalized in critical condition this weekend. A man and woman who were walking with Doniak were treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.