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Hit-and-run suspect later found at Mexican restaurant

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A driver that police said was involved in a hit-and-run crash fled the scene, but was later found at a restaurant.

The crash happened on North Gallatin Road at Anderson Lane on Thursday.

Police said the driver, Manuel Espinoza, rearended a car and became sandwiched between two cars.

To get out of the situation, Espinoza backed into the car behind him repeatedly in order to make room to flee the scene.

Later that day, his vehicle was located at Fiesta Mexican restaurant, where Espinoza was found.

The suspect said he was nervous after the crash, which prompted him to leave the wreck.  Espinoza is charged with leaving the scene of an accident.

According to the arrest warrant, the woman in the car behind Espinoza may have been injured in the crash.

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