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Illegal Immigrant Deported Six Times Charged In Felony Hit-and-Run

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In the third incident involving a previously deported immigrant in two weeks, an illegal immigrant who has been deported six times has been charged for a felony hit-and-run in Arizona which resulted in injuries to two children.

According to Maricopa.com, the charged immigrant, Manuel Perez-Vasquez, admitted being high when the incident occurred. Perez-Vasquez struck a car containing a woman and her two children, a five-year-old and a two-year-old. Both children were taken to the hospital, the five-year-old reportedly suffering “a significant laceration to the head.”

Detectives from the PCSO Vehicular Crimes Unit determined Perez-Vasquez, 29, traveled left of center, causing the collision. Perez-Vasquez allegedly showed signs of drug impairment and was placed under arrest on suspicion of driving while impaired by drugs and leaving the scene of an injury collision, a felony. He allegedly confessed to smoking marijuana before the collision.

 

“He refused to give a blood sample when arrested because he knew he had drugs in his system,” Babeu said. “Detectives had to get a search warrant from a judge to obtain the blood sample.” […]

 

According to the report, Perez-Vasquez refused to tell deputies where he lived and said he didn’t know the name of the person that owned the vehicle he was driving, nor did he know the name of the person that was in the vehicle with him.

According to one witness, between two to five individuals fled from the Ford Explorer. Perez-Vasquez was booked at Pinal County Jail and potentially faces additional charges pending the results of the blood test.  More

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