SEELEY — A traffic accident on Interstate 8 east of this community this morning led to an arrest of a man for allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and possessing illegal drugs.
The man, a 22-year-old El Centro resident whose name was unavailable, was driving a pickup on the interstate when he lost control of the truck east of Jeffrey Road just before 5 a.m.
A California Highway Patrol unit was 1,000 feet behind the man when the accident occurred, and, when the officer stopped, he saw the driver exiting the vehicle.
The officer determined the pickup had been reported stolen in San Diego. The driver was taken into custody for being in possession of a reportedly stolen vehicle.