The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

February 27, 2013

Brief chase ends in man’s arrest

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — A 24-year-old Enid man was arrested early Wednesday morning after leading officers on a brief chase following a hit-and-run collision in the 500 block of East Elm.

Angel Amador Coronado was arrested on complaints of driving under the influence, eluding, driving under suspension, no insurance and leaving the scene of an accident.

According to an Enid Police Department report, officers responded at 1:43 a.m. Wednesday to 513 E. Elm on a report of a sedan striking a Ford Mustang parked on the street, and then leaving the area eastbound on Elm toward 10th.

Officer Antonio Moreno was heading toward Elm when he saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle from the hit and run in the 800 block of East Oak, behind him heading northbound on Malone.

Moreno turned around to follow the vehicle and noted damage to the passenger side headlight and front panel. The vehicle turned off its lights while making a left turn onto 8th from Chestnut.

Moreno turned on his lights and pulled behind the vehicle, but the vehicle did not stop, according to the report. The vehicle was a silver 2000 Mercury and was traveling about 20 mph. The vehicle made several turns and did not stop. Moreno honked his horn, and the vehicle stopped in the 1100 block of East Peach.

A man got out of the vehicle carrying what appeared to be a couple of beer bottles and other items, according to the report, then ran east from the area.

Moreno spoke with the driver, identified as Coronado. After being ordered to do so twice, Coronado got out of the vehicle.

Coronado, without being asked, told Moreno he was drunk and had been with his brother and friends at Applebee’s drinking, according to the report. He then asked Moreno why he pulled him over.

Moreno told Coronado he was driving without headlights and was a suspect in a hit-and-run collision. Coronado then said he was the one who got hit, according to the report. Moreno explained to Coronado if he was a victim he should have remained at the scene of the accident. Coronado said he was not driving, it was his brother.

Moreno asked him if it was his brother who ran from the vehicle when he stopped him, and Coronado said it wasn’t his brother and he didn’t even know who it was in the vehicle with him, according to the report.

Moreno noted in the report Coronado was showing signs of being intoxicated. A check of his license found it was revoked. Officers who inventoried the vehicle could not find insurance verification for the vehicle.

While being booked at Garfield County Detention Facility, Coronado refused to take the state’s breath test.

Online court records show Coronado has a pending felony DUI from a stop in August 2012, as well as a charges of driving with license suspended, third offense, and a count of transporting an opened container. He also has another pending misdemeanor driving with license suspended charge.떱