Avondale Man Arrested for Fleeing Scene of DUI West Grove Crash

Avondale Man Arrested for Fleeing Scene of DUI West Grove CrashOliver Escobar-Perez, age 24, of Avondale (Southern Chester County Regional Police Department)

WEST GROVE, PA — Oliver Escobar-Perez, age 24, of Avondale was arrested by Southern Chester County Regional Police and charged with Accidents Involving Death or Personal Injury While Not Properly Licensed, DUI-Controlled Substances, Accidents involving Damage to Attended Vehicle or Property, Recklessly Endangering Another Person, False ID to Law Enforcement, and several additional traffic offenses.

The arrest stems from a traffic collision that occurred on Thursday, February 6, 2020, at approximately 7:49 pm, in the 100 block of West Evergreen Street, in West Grove Borough.

The 2007 Lincoln that Escobar-Perez was allegedly driving struck the rear of a 2007 Chevrolet. It then crossed the roadway and struck a Toyota that was parked in a private driveway.

A witness saw the driver, later identified as Escobar Perez, exit the driver’s seat of the Lincoln and flee on foot.

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He failed to render aid to his two passengers, who were both injured and failed to provide his information to the other involved motorist and property owner, as required by law.

A resident called 911 and alerted officers to a subject that was a person requesting medical assistance and claimed to have been attacked by a coyote.

Police Officers searched the area and located Escobar-Perez hiding in a shed. He was covered in mud and exhibited indications of being intoxicated. He admitted to having smoked crystal methamphetamine that day.

Escobar-Perez was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and for the accident-related offenses. He was transported to the hospital, where he was given an opportunity to submit to a chemical test of his blood, but he refused to give consent.

The subject was then transported to Central Booking where he was processed and held for arraignment. Escobar-Perez was committed to the Chester County Prison in lieu of posting $10,000.00 bail. The case is pending a preliminary hearing.

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All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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