The black Cadillac and the passing car it hit. Courtesy of the Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents arrested a man in Imperial Beach after he fled from them in a black Cadillac that was later found to be transporting three Mexican migrants.

At approximately 5 p.m. on Thursday, agents initiated a vehicle stop near Sunset Avenue and Saturn Boulevard. The driver sped off, side swiped a Border Patrol cruiser and hit another vehicle before coming to a stop.

The suspected driver, later identified as a 19-year-old U.S. citizen, ran from the scene of the crash but was quickly apprehended.

Agents rendered first aid to the driver, the three migrants, and the passing motorist whose vehicle was struck.

The driver faces criminal charges for alleged alien smuggling.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.