TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - A carjacking suspect crashed a stolen vehicle and was taken to the hospital with injuries, according to the Tucson Police Department.
Police identified the suspect as 20-year-old Gaspar Guadalupe Torres-Palomares.
The TPD said the incident began in the area of 3700 N. Park Ave. just before 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 25, when the victim’s Nissan Titan truck was carjacked.
Torres-Palomares assaulted the 63-year-old driver and forced him from his vehicle, according to the TPD. Moments later the truck was reported to have collided into a power pole at Congress St. and Granada Ave.
Officials said the suspect was under the influence of drugs or alcohol when he crashed the car. Both were taken to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
Torres-Palomares was later booked into the Pima County jail on four felony charges stemming from the attack. He was charged with armed robbery, aggravated assault, theft of means of transportation, and criminal damage.