Teenager Arrested for Allegedly Running From Deputies

Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 7:20pm

El Paso County Sheriff's deputies arrested an 18-year-old for allegedly leading deputies on a chase through the streets of far east El Paso.

Deputies said they tried to pull over a Honda Civic early Saturday morning after it was seen changing lanes unsafely.

They said the driver, Johnny Vargas refused to stop and kept driving, ignoring stop signs and making obscene gestures.

Deputies said Vargas then stopped the car, jumped out and tried to get away on foot.

Deputies caught Vargas a short time later and charged him with evading arrest and possession of marijuana.


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