Around midnight on July 20, the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was contacted regarding a suspicious vehicle in a ditch.
According to the police report, a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup was located on the north side of the road and appeared to be stuck in the ditch. Apolinar Montoya, 62, of Orland, was found standing in a hay field on the south side of the roadway. Montoya fled into the woods when officers approached.
A police K9 was employed at the scene and Montoya was located after a brief track, hiding under a bush. After a short investigation, he was arrested for operating while intoxicated, fleeing from law enforcement, and being a habitual traffic violator.