Man charged with aggravated, intoxication assault

Odessa Police charged a man Thursday who reportedly crashed his vehicle into a concrete barrier and guardrail, seriously injuring the passenger.

Officers were first called to the crash around 12:04 a.m. Jan. 23 at Second Street and North County Road West, an Odessa Police Department news release said.

A tan 1998 Toyota Camry, driven by 35-year-old Michael Reyes, was traveling southbound on North County Road West at a high rate of speed, the release stated, and reportedly went into oncoming traffic before colliding into a concrete barrier and guardrail.

The front passenger was taken to medical Center Hospital with serious bodily injury, the release detailed. Officers could reportedly smell a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Reyes.

Reconstruction of the crash revealed that Reyes was traveling a minimum of 79 miles per hour in a 40 miles per hour zone, which the release said was considered to be reckless.

Reyes was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, and intoxication assault, a third-degree felony.

Jail records show Reyes was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Thursday and has two bonds totaling $65,000.