A Bristol man who is wanted for deportation was arrested Sunday after hitting a car on Riverside Avenue and then trying to run over the occupants who got out, police said.
According to police, Roman Jimenez, 45, of 41 Peck Lane in Bristol, was driving southbound on Riverside Avenue when he struck the car in front of him, which was stopped in traffic.
Driver Jesse Evans and passenger Austin Billings got out to check for damage, and Jimenez hit the gas, accelerating toward them, police said.
Evans and Billings dove out of the way, but Billings was struck in the leg. He was taken to the Bristol Hospital Emergency Room for an evaluation, police said.
Witnesses got Jimenez out of the car to keep him from driving off, according to police.
Jimenez was arrested and charged with second-degree assault, second-degree criminal mischief, second-degree breach of peace, operating under the influence, failure to drive at a reasonable distance, operating without a license and failure to maintain auto insurance.
After his arrest, police learned that Jimenez was wanted by the Department of Homeland Security Immigrations and Customs Enforcement. ICE officials faxed police an order to detain Jimenez for deportation, authorities said.
Jimenez was held on a $15,000 bond.