National Guardsman arrested for smuggling migrant across border in a government vehicle

A US Army National Guardsman was arrested for trafficking illegal immigrants into the United States, leading police on a high-speed chase in the same state where Guardsmen were recently overrun at the border.

Specialist Savion Amari Donovan Johnson of the Texas Army National Guard was taken into custody on Sunday, following a 100 MPH pursuit that went on for about fifteen miles.

The Texas Department of Public Safety and Kinney County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the chase.

The corrupted citizen-soldier was ironically assigned to the border as part of Operation Lone Star, a military operation designed to curb the mass influx of illegals over Texas’ porous Southern Border.

Johnson is part of the unit that was recently overrun at Eagle Pass.

The chase began when Johnson pulled a U-turn ahead of a checkpoint, prompting police to pursue.

It was only after spike strips were deployed that Johnson was brought to a stop.

“I’m so f**king stupid,” Johnson said after being pulled from the SUV.

“Yeah, you are f***ing stupid, man,” the arresting lawman replied. “Do you know how many people you could have f***ing killed, man? Jesus Christ.”

Johnson was armed, despite claiming there were no weapons in the vehicle. Additionally, a Hispanic man was seen fleeing the scene.

According to the New York Times, Johnson was allegedly offered $5,000 to $6,000 to take the man over the border undetected.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott spared the Guardsman no harsh words, following Johnson being charged with human smuggling, felony evading arrest, and unlawful weapons possession.

“If the allegations are true, the accused is a traitor and criminal,” his office said in a statement. “We have zero tolerance for Texans who violate laws that directly contradict the mission we are seeking to achieve. The accused’s illegal smuggling may subject him to a mandatory minimum prison sentence of at least 10 years. He deserves more.”

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