SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was apprehended by Border Patrol officers after fleeing from a car accident on Interstate 15 in Murrieta on Sunday.
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the agents were alerted to a multi-vehicle accident on I-15 near a checkpoint at about 5:30 p.m. When they arrived on the scene, a bystander reported that a man fled the scene after attempting a carjacking.
Authorities discovered the man, a convicted felon, not very long later walking along the northbound lanes. After matching his description, the 49-year-old was detained.
He has been charged with felony DUI and a felony hit-and-run following the accident.
There is no word on whether anyone was injured.
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