Suspected drunk driver hit 2 pedestrians during police chase, Fort Worth police say

A 29-year-old driver accused of hitting two pedestrians after leading Fort Worth police on a chase Saturday night is now in custody.

This started just after 10 p.m. when police said an officer tried to pull over a driver suspected of driving under the influence near University Drive and 7th Street.

The driver, identified as Andrew Michael Guerra, didn’t stop and sped away.

Officers pursued the suspect, and during the chase, police said Guerra hit two pedestrians and slammed into another vehicle.

Andrew Michael Guerra

After the crash, police were able to arrest Guerra. 

The pedestrians and people inside the other vehicle were taken to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries. They were in stable condition.

Police said Guerra had to be extracted from the vehicle. While police suspect he was intoxicated, he refused a field sobriety test.

Police also said the suspect did not consent to a blood draw.

Guerra was charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle.

West 7th entertainment district visitors said the situation could have been avoided with an Uber or Lyft.

"You’re saving a lot of lives on the street if you’re not driving drunk," Hannah Vasquez said.

The city of Fort Worth has increased its safety protocols in the West 7th district by hiring a company to patrol the area and help with public order.

A team of unarmed and paid citizens will wear bright-colored vests and document incidents or summon police if needed.


Fort Worth hires company to patrol West 7th district

Ambassadors will welcome visitors to the Fort Worth West 7th entertainment district and act as a second set of eyes for law enforcement.

Last week, city council members unanimously voted to hire the company block by block to run an ambassador program in the area.

The decision comes following the shooting death of 21-year-old TCU student Wes Smith last September.