A six-time-deported illegal immigrant has been charged with a felony hit-and-run of an Arizona mother and her two young children on July 4th. Manuel Perez-Vasques, 29, admitted being high while driving an SUV and allegedly swerving onto the other side of the road crashing into the car. The 5-year-old reportedly suffered “a significant laceration to the head” and was transported to the hospital by air ambulance, the injured 2-year-old girl was transported by ambulance.
Detectives from the PCSO Vehicular Crimes Unit determined Perez-Vasquez 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.”
Perez-Vasquez, 29, was booked into the Pinal County Jail. He will face additional charges pending the results of the blood test. Maricopa
Perez-Vasques fled the scene but later returned.
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. Maricopa