A man was jailed on complaints of hitting a motorcyclist with his car and fleeing lawmen while under the influence of alcohol.
An Oklahoma County sheriff's deputy saw a car driving away from a motorcycle on its side about 2 a.m. Sunday near Agnew Avenue and SW 15, according to news release.
The driver of the motorcycle told the deputy a man in the car had hit him. The deputy initiated a chase that ended at SW 20 and S Villa Avenue. The driver of the car hopped curbs and drove through neighborhood yards before fleeing the car on foot, the release stated.
The man fought with and injured a second deputy before being taken into the custody, deputies said. A passenger who ran from the man's car was not found.
Deputies found open containers of alcohol in the car, deputies said.
Mario Varela-Perez, 45, was arrested 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, according to the sheriff's department.
Varela-Perez was in the Oklahoma County jail Monday with bail set at $20,800, officials said. U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials are expected to take Varela-Perez into custody because his is in the United States illegally, a jail official said.