New Mexico man pleads guilty

A New Mexico man was sentenced to probation last week after pleading guilty to several 2020 charges.

Zachary Gutierrez, 24, pleaded guilty to a DWI, second-degree assault, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was sentenced to five years of supervised probation in Cole County court last week.

According to court documents, a Jefferson City police officer attempted to stop Gutierrez on Dec. 7, 2020, along Lafayette Street for operating a vehicle without its headlights on. He sped onto U.S. 50 and led the officer on a pursuit, eventually losing control and crashing on Jefferson Street. He sustained injuries and was transported to Columbia for treatment, a report states.

After his treatment, he was taken into custody. Court documents state he had just moved to the area from New Mexico.