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 was located hiding in the woods.
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.
- Navy announces first Black female aircraft pilot
- Washington to shed ‘Redskins’ name Monday, reports say
- Helicopters drop water as ship continues to burn at Naval Base San Diego
- Huntsville man completes 1,000-mile walk to Minneapolis in honor of George Floyd
- Alabama days away from runoff election for US Senate seat