Illegal Immigrant Deported 6 Times Injures 2 Young Children in Hit-and-Run Car Accident
An illegal immigrant who was previously deported six times was charged for a hit and run that left two young children severely injured. Manuel Perez-Vasques was arrested for driving while impaired by drugs.
Tucson News reported, via Last Tradition:
An undocumented immigrant was arrested for felony hit and run in an accident that injured two children.
Pinal County Sheriff’s Department officials said 29-year old Manuel Perez-Vasques was driving an SUV near Maricopa on July 4 when he allegedly swerved onto the other side of the road and crashed into a car driven by a mother with her two children in the car, according to a news release.
A 5-year-old boy and a 2-year old were both taken to the hospital.
The 5-year-old was bleeding from a significant cut to his head.
Initial reports said at least two people had fled from the vehicle that instigated the crash, but Perez-Vasques later returned.
Perez-Vasques told deputies he had smoked marijuana before the crash, but would not tell them what his name was or who he had been with in the car.