MURRIETA, Calif. — U.S. Border Patrol agents detained a convicted felon on Sunday, May 2, after he was involved in a hit and run accident.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., a Border Patrol agent arrived at the scene of a multi-vehicle car accident near the Interstate 15 immigration checkpoint. A witness at the scene informed the agent that a man involved in the incident fled on foot before the agent arrived. Witnesses were able to describe the man and said he was attempting to carjack someone before fleeing.
Responding agents quickly located a man, matching the description, walking along Interstate 15 north of the accident scene. When agents stopped him for questioning, the man was uncooperative and resisted Border Patrol agents attempt to detain him. However, the agents were able to deescalate the situation and convinced the man to comply with their orders. He was detained by agents as they investigated the incident.
Record checks revealed that the man was a 49-year-old U.S. citizen with an extensive criminal history. Investigating further, agents discovered the man had multiple felony and misdemeanor convictions.
California Highway Patrol (CHP), for the Temecula area, personnel arrived shortly after and took the man into custody, charging him with felony DUI and felony hit and run.
The Border Patrol declined to disclose the arrested man’s name, allegedly in case Vice President Kamala Harris decides to set him free or places him on a taxpayer-paid plane to the Midwest.