Vineland, NJ, Cops: Two in Car Swap Spots After Crash — Then Crash Again
As the saying goes, "if at first you don't succeed try, try and try again," but for two people from Vineland, not only did they fail twice but they apparently shouldn't have tried at all.
According to the Vineland Police Department, on the night of October 20th, 35-year-old Efren Valle-Pareja was involved in a hit-and-run crash in the city. Following the collision, cops say he and a female passenger, 33-year-old Letina Perez-Lucas, switched seats and then fled the scene on Landis Avenue.
As they left, "the now female driver struck another vehicle and attempted to flee the scene on foot where she was apprehended a short time later."
Both Valle-Pareja and Perez-Lucas were charged with leaving the scene of the crash, failure to report a crash, unlicensed and suspended drivers, reckless driving, possession of open alcoholic containers, failure to maintain lane, and uninsured motorists.
The duo was released after they were processed on summonses.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.