Mexico Public Safety Arrests Illinois Man for Leaving the Scene of an Accident After Reportedly Crashing Into a Tree and Retaining Wall

An Illinois man is in the Audrain County Jail after leaving the scene of an accident in Mexico this (Wednesday) morning.

According to Mexico Public Safety it happened just before 5 in the 600 block of East Monroe.

Officers found that someone had driven a 2019 Nissan Path Finder into a tree and retaining wall and then fled the area on foot.

Mexico Public Safety say they found 32 year old Christian RL Betts, walking near the 1800 block of East Liberty a short time later and while talking, Betts tried to leave however was restrained and arrested.

He is facing charges of Leaving the Scene of an Accident and Resisting Arrest.