Driver runs from crash scene

A man was arrested last Friday after he crashed his car and then ran from deputies during the investigation.

Lincoln Parish deputies responded to Heard Road where the driver said he attempted to make a U-turn but struck a sign and got stuck in the mud. The driver identified himself as Jose Rivas, 24.

A deputy smelled marijuana in the vehicle, but a search failed to turn up any contraband. An identification card for Domiciano Maldonado-Perez matching the driver was found in a wallet in the vehicle.

The driver stated he lied about his name, was in the country illegally, and had been taken into custody before and returned to Mexico.

When a deputy attempted to arrest Perez, he ran away. The deputy caught him and took him to the Lincoln Parish Detention Center.

Perez was booked for no driver’s license, careless operation of a vehicle, resisting an officer by providing false information, and resisting by flight. Bail was set at $6,000.

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