Jose Cortez: Accused of nearly driving over officer, crashing car – and escaping into apple orchard

cortezWANTED IN WAPATO -- A midnight run through an apple orchard: That's how Wapato police say Jose Cortez escaped after almost mowing-down an officer who had pulled him over, then leading the cop on a reckless, high-speed chase. Detectives say the traffic stop turned into chaos when Cortez hit the gas and took off,  later crashing into an apple tree and running off for good. Along with running from the cops, Cortez is wanted for DUI and possession of cocaine. He's 40 years old, and detectives think he's still in the Yakima County area, possibly working as a farm worker. If you know where he is, call an anonymous tip into: CRIME STOPPERS: 1-800-222-TIPS You must call the Crime Stoppers hotline with your tip to be eligible to receive a cash reward for information leading to a fugitive’s arrest. CLICK HERE for information on how to TEXT A TIP to Crime Stoppers