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Man charged with habitual impaired driving, fleeing wreck

Posted June 20, 2010 2:20 p.m. EDT

— A 40-year-old man faces charges of habitual impaired driving and fleeing from the scene of a wreck in Cary Saturday afternoon, according to an arrest warrant.

The warrant states that Miguel Romero Barajas, of 318 Cheswick Place, fled from a wreck on Southeast Maynard Road around 1 p.m. Saturday. Officers said that when they caught up with him, Barajas' breath smelled of alcohol, his speech was slurred, and his eyes were red and glassy. He refused a breathalyzer test.

Barajas was charged with being a habitual impaired driver, violating probation, driving while impaired and driving with a revoked license.

Immigration and Custom Services has placed a detainer on Barajas because he is suspected of being in the country illegally.

The Department of Correction lists Barajas as an absconder from probation or parole supervision. He has four convictions for DWI in Wake County since 2004.