YUMA — Border Patrol agents arrested the driver of a load vehicle who attempted to abscond on foot following a vehicle pursuit on Thursday, May 21.

According to the USBP release, private security contractors notified Yuma Sector of a breach in the border wall, west of San Luis. South of the wall breach, the release said a group of individuals appeared to be preparing to cross the border illegally into the United States.

The release said Yuma Sector agents near County 9 ½ and the Levee Road identified a possible load vehicle, a white Ford F-350, failing to yield to a traffic stop.

According to the release, the driver of the truck swerved towards a Border Patrol vehicle in an alleged attempt to run the vehicle off the road. Agents pursued the truck, colliding with a fence within a short distance. The release said agents apprehended the driver attempting to abscond on foot. The driver had 1.3 grams of methamphetamine in his procession, said the release.

Agents said they identified a second load vehicle, a white Ford 250, and stopped the vehicle without incident.

According to the release, the driver of the F-350 was a 24-year-old male US citizen with a criminal record for alien smuggling and controlled substance possession, and the driver of the F-250  was a 38-year-old male US citizen. The controlled substance and both vehicles were seized.

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