Posted: 6:20 p.m. MST
One man is facing serious charges after fleeing from Sheriff's deputies late Saturday night with a woman inside his car who was crying for help.
Enrique Rivera, 31, led deputies on a high-speed car chase that ended when Rivera crashed into another vehicle and Rivera landed his car upside down.
"We were skating over at the Albertson's parking lot, and we see some cars come down Avenue B flying really, really fast," said Alexander Bach, who witnessed the scene, "and they ended up hitting another car and basically just flew straight up into the air, and landed straight upside down. They flew actually really, really high, and we just heard a loud bang."
Sheriff's deputies say at 10:40 p.m. Saturday, they tried to stop Rivera who was driving on Avenue B and 8th St.
Rivera first stopped near Avenue B and 4th Pl. As the deputy approached the car, he heard a woman screaming for help.
"When they heard a woman from the inside was screaming to be let go--they attempted to make a traffic stop. The vehicle then fled reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour," Sgt. Dan Sizemore with the Yuma Police Department tells News 11.
According to deputies, Rivera ran through red lights; but his flight ended when he crashed into a car carrying two people at the intersection of Avenue B and 24th St. The people in that car were not injured.
"They took a lady into the ambulance, and they took a man who was actually being kind of--fighting as he got out of the police cruiser, or out of the car, I mean. And they cuffed him right away and started searching his pockets and started taking stuff out," Bach said.
Both Rivera and the passenger were taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center and were treated for non-life threatening injuries. According to the Yuma County Sheriff's Office, the woman was released, and Rivera was booked into the Yuma County Detention Center.
"The Yuma County Sheriff's [Office] is investigating her cries for help and the reason he fled. The Police Department is currently investigating the collision and the subsequent DUI," Sizemore said.
Rivera faced a judge Sunday afternoon. He is facing several charges, including kidnapping, endangerment and unlawful flight.
His bond was set at almost$165,000. He is scheduled to be back in court this week.