Hit-and-run driver arrested on multitude of charges | Crime
Deputies say they have arrested a man who is accused of a hit-and-run accident over the weekend.
Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office deputies noticed a motorcycle on its side near Agnew and S.W. 15th St. early Sunday morning.
The driver of the motorcycle alerted the deputy that the driver of a nearby car had just hit him and was leaving the scene.
The deputy attempted to stop the car but the driver kept going.
Near S.W. 20th St. and Villa, the passenger inside the car jumped out and ran off.
The deputy decided to stay with the car as the driver was recklessly hopping curbs and driving through neighborhood yards.
The suspect eventually ditched the vehicle and took off on foot.
An officer caught up with the man, who began physically assaulting the officer.
Authorities say after a brief confrontation which injured the deputy, 45-year-old Mario Varela-Perez was taken into custody.
After further investigation, officials learned that Varela-Perez nearly side-swiped the motorcycle driver. The two had words and Varela-Perez allegedly hit the motorcycle with the driver on it, injuring that man.
Deputies found open containers of beer inside the vehicle and claim Varela-Perez was driving under the influence of alcohol.
He is currently in custody on $20,800 bail on complaints of assault and battery upon a deputy, resisting arrest, endangering others while eluding a deputy, driving a motor vehicle without a license, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, hit and run, transporting an open container of alcohol and driving under the influence of alcohol.
U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has also placed a hold on Varela-Perez.