APD arrests man who ran away after crashing car with kids inside


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department arrested a man Tuesday who is accused of crashing a car with two children inside and fleeing the scene.

According to an arrest warrant, at the 6000 block of E. Highway 290 service road, Luis Medina-Narciso, 24, crashed the car belonging to the mother of two children he was reportedly driving to pick up food. While on the way, Medina-Narciso was involved in a vehicle collision and ran away on foot, leaving the children with the car.

Officers left for the address attached to the vehicle’s registration, where they were met by a woman who was evading questions and who claimed not to know Medina-Narciso’s last name. Police went around the house where they discovered the man attempted to conceal himself in a dark area of the backyard. At this time, a dog charged at the officers, allowing the man to hop over the backyard fence and run away.

The officers went after him and finally apprehended him about a block away, where they took him into custody.

Medina-Narciso told police he left the scene of the crash because he was scared and because he had outstanding arrest warrants. After running the man’s record, police discovered the man’s previous warrants were also for evading arrest, which enhanced his evading charge to a state jail felony.

His bail is set at $10,000.

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