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Lehigh County fender bender reveals driver wanted in California to face rape charges

Published On: Dec 05 2012 09:43:21 AM EST
Pennsylvania State Police

There's a reason police run a routine check on drivers at an accident.

Case in point: a minor fender-bender on the Route 222 Bypass in Lehigh County Tuesday morning revealed something of interest to police.

Jose Alberto Vazquez was driving a minivan, coming to a stop at Krocks Road in Lower Macungie Twp. when the car behind him failed to stop in time.

When police checked, it turned out that there was an active arrest warrant against Vazquez from the Los Angeles Police Department for rape.

State police at Fogelsville took Vazquez to Lehigh County Prison to await extradition back to California.