BY JENNIFER CABRERA
NEWBERRY, Fla. – Belsar Francisco Cruz Vicente, 28, was arrested early this morning after he allegedly hit another vehicle head-on in Newberry and then fled on foot.
Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call at about 8:45 p.m. last night about a vehicle swerving all over the road and then hitting another vehicle head-on in the area of 1800 SW SR 45 in Newberry. The driver of the vehicle that had been swerving fled from the scene of the crash on foot; a witness chased him west on SW 15th Avenue but lost sight of him.
At about 10 p.m., deputies saw Cruz Vicente walking in the 25900 block of W. Newberry Road but lost sight of him. At about 10:30 p.m., Cruz Vicente was located by deputies in the 25900 block of SW 1st Avenue in Newberry. In a search incident to arrest, deputies reportedly found a baggie with 0.3 grams of a substance that field-tested positive for cocaine.
Cruz Vicente was reportedly positively identified as the drive of the vehicle in the crash and confirmed to be the registered owner of that vehicle.
Cruz Vicente also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear at a hearing on a case in which he was charged with driving without a valid license. He has a federal criminal history.
Cruz Vicente has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage and cocaine possession. He is being held on $15,000 bail on those charges and on $2,000 bail on the failure to appear charge.
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