DA: Man charged with evading arrest flees from trial

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MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – A Midland man charged with evading arrest failed to show up for the second day of his trial.

Officials say Jamie Brito Jr. was standing trial on the evading charge but on the second day he never appeared. Under Texas law, the trial must continue.

Back on Aug. 27, 2017, Brito Jr. got into a chase with Midland County deputies. A chase that, according to the DA, reached speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.

Brito Jr. eventually stopped and was arrested. However, at the scene, deputies reportedly located several alcohol containers in his car and said he displayed signs of being drunk at the time of the chase, according to the release.

Brito Jr. was out on bond, according to the DA’s office.

A jury later decided his fate, levying a 50 year sentence. A formal sentencing hearing will take place once Brito Jr. is re-arrested, the release reads.

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