Drunk driver arrested after causing wreck, striking cemetery headstones in Trussville

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TRUSSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — The Trussville Police Department witnessed a traffic accident Monday in the 5400 block of Mounth Olive Road.

According to TPD, one of the vehicles involved fled the scene by driving up an embankment, striking a gas valve and multiple headstones at a cemetery.

After administering aid to the victim of the wreck, authorities set up a perimeter around the area and with the help of K-9 units, found the driver.

Joaquin Bautista, 34, of Attalla (Trussville Police Department)

Joaquin Bautista, 34, of Attalla was located hiding in the woods.

On 10/07/2019 (at or around 8:15 PM) Officers with the Trussville Police Department witnessed a traffic accident that…

Posted by Trussville Police Department on Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Bautista has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident, fleeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement officer, driving under the influence and resisting arrest.


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