OGDEN -- A DUI hit-and-run accident has turned into a felony arrest for Ogden resident Randy Ranaldo Torres, 29.
Ogden Duty Lt. Troy Burnett said the man was driving on a suspended license following three DUI arrests. Torres also reportedly is a member of the Ogden Trece gang and was served with a gang injunction.
Burnett said the 6 p.m. Sunday accident occurred when Torres was driving eastbound on 29th Street at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and hit a parked car with enough impact that it flipped his car around 180 degrees.
The impact also forced the parked car up on a lawn and punctured the gas tank.
"There was significant impact to the parked vehicle, which indicated that Mr. Torres was traveling well above the speed limit," Burnett said. "We had to have fire respond to help clean that up and make sure it didn't explode."
Burnett said witnesses indicated that Torres got out of his vehicle and ran from the scene.
The owner of the parked car and another man chased him and were able to subdue him until police arrived. Burnett said Torres punched one man and spit blood from his own injuries in the face of the other.
Burnett said officers could smell alcohol on Torres' breath, but he refused to submit to a Breathalyzer test. The lieutenant said police were obtaining a warrant to take a sample of his blood for testing.