FALFURRIAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Officers caught and arrested a driver and three immigrants who fled through a South Texas border checkpoint in an SUV falsely decked out as an emergency response vehicle.
Border Patrol Agent Carlos Ruiz said Wednesday that investigators believe it’s a fake fire/emergency medical services vehicle and the driver pretended to be an off-duty employee.READ MORE: Church Offering $5K Reward For Safe Return Of Missing Fort Worth Girl Dashayla Wolfe
A Border Patrol statement says the white SUV pulled into the Falfurrias checkpoint on Tuesday. The vehicle had numerous markings including “Fire-EMS,” ”Call 911″ and “Supervisor.”READ MORE: Dallas City Council Hires Outside Law Firm To Conduct Independent Investigation Into Major Data Loss
The vehicle markings did not list any city or county.
The driver sped away as agents were inspecting the SUV and a Border Patrol K-9 alerted to the vehicle. Agents chased the vehicle, detaining three immigrants from Brazil and the U.S. driver.
Officials didn’t immediately release names of the individuals, but said the case will be referred for prosecution.MORE NEWS: Doctor Accused Of Hoarding Dead Kittens In Her Freezer
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