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Teen charged when car hits officer, leaves scene - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

November 27, 2014

Teen charged when car hits officer, leaves scene

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Bond for Ronald Chaz Degrate, 19, was set at $60,000 on a felony charge of aggravated assault of a public servant, stemming from a 1:14 a.m. Saturday incident in the 2000 block of Port Bridge Lane.

Posted: Monday, February 3, 2014 12:05 am

LEAGUE CITY — A Friendswood teenager remained jailed Sunday amid accusations he struck an officer with a car after police responded to a complaint of a loud house party.

Bond for Ronald Chaz Degrate, 19, was set at $60,000 on a felony charge of aggravated assault of a public servant, stemming from a 1:14 a.m. Saturday incident in the 2000 block of Port Bridge Lane, League City police officer Reagan Pena said.

Officer Owen McIntyre was in the street with his flashlight, attempting to stop a 1995 tan Buick that was approaching him from several houses away.

“The Buick struck the officer head-on,” Pena said. “He only suffered minor injuries.”

McIntyre was thrown onto the hood then rolled off the car, which left the scene, Pena said. He didn’t require medical treatment at the scene.

McIntyre radioed a description of the car and its license plate information to dispatch, and officer Marcus Chernecke found the car in the 1600 block of West Main Street, Pena said.

Police arrested McIntyre on the felony charge without incident. Police also arrested a passenger in the car on a misdemeanor charge of minor in possession of alcohol, Pena said.

Police found no parents at the home, where young adults 17 years old and older were partying in the Brittany Lakes subdivision, Pena said.