A man living in Massachusetts was arrested and arraigned on several charges after he allegedly struck a Tewksbury police vehicle and nearly struck a detective.
Jairo Samuel Andujar, 26, a Dominican National living in Lawrence, was arrested on Feb. 13 for multiple charges, including assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, failure to stop for police, reckless operation of a motor vehicle, two counts of possession of a false/stolen RMV document, five counts of identity fraud, false identification information to law enforcement, misleading a police investigation, and numerous motor vehicle violations.
Police say they conducted a traffic stop after observing suspicious activity on Woburn Street. As detectives approached the suspect’s vehicle, Andujar allegedly put his car in reverse and struck an unmarked police vehicle, nearly striking a detective.
Andujar then pulled forward and went around another unmarked police vehicle, nearly striking it, as well, according to police.
A short police pursuit followed before Andujar was taken into custody on Interstate 495 north.
While Andujar was being booked at the Tewksbury Police Department, he identified himself as Angel Montes-Rodrigues. Officials discovered that Andujar had stolen and assumed the identity of a resident by that name from Puerto Rico.
Authorities say Andujar possessed an authentic Massachusetts driver’s license under the name Angel Luis Montes-Rodriguez with his picture affixed. He was also found to be in possession of a social security card, birth certificate, and Massachusetts learner’s permit all under the name Angel Luis Montes-Rodriguez.
Andujar later admitted that he came to the United States from the Dominican Republic last May and that once here he obtained a stolen identification package for $800 in New York, which was later used to fraudulently obtain the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle documents.
Andujar was arraigned at Lowell District Court on Feb. 14 and released on $500 cash bail.