Records: 61-year-old man drives away from scene after rollover accident
A 61-year-old Mission man faces multiple criminal charges after he was allegedly involved in a rollover accident—then drove away.
On Aug. 19 at about 6:07 p.m., Mission police were dispatched to the 1500 block of east Expressway 83 regarding a rollover accident. Police were informed that a suspect vehicle had left the scene, according to a criminal complaint.
When police arrived, they found a man who was bleeding, and pinned inside a maroon Dodge Dakota.
After the accident, a witness followed the suspect vehicle, a tan GMC Envoy, to the 300 block of Saint Marie Dr. The witness says they watched Juan Reyes, 61, of Mission get out of the vehicle, and go inside a home.
When Mission police made contact with Reyes and asked if he was driving his vehicle earlier, Reyes responded "yes.”
According to the criminal complaint:
"[An officer] then asked if he was involved in an accident, and he also responded with a yes."
During questioning, police noticed Reyes was displaying signs of intoxication. Rodriguez's breath specimen was later registered at a 0.255/0.256, according to the criminal complaint. The legal limit in Texas is 0.08.
Reyes was charged with accident involving personal injury or death, a third-degree felony; and driving while intoxicated enhanced, a Class A misdemeanor.
Justice of the Peace Bobby Contreras set bond at $77,000.
Reyes was booked into the Hidalgo County jail on Sunday, and couldn't be reached for comment.