Man arrested for OWI lied about identity, wanted in Texas, police say

Man arrested for OWI lied about identity, wanted in Texas, police say
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A man lied about his identity Saturday when he was arrested for operating while intoxicated, according to a news release.

Police said when 26-year-old Melvin Ramos-Gonzalez was arrested, he gave officers a fake name. Law enforcement officials later discovered that Ramos-Gonzalez is wanted by Texas law enforcement for assault.

Because Ramos-Gonzalez lied about his identity, Darlington police charged him with obstructing an officer, the release said. Ramos-Gonzalez was originally arrested after an officer pulled him over for passing an unmarked squad car in a no-passing zone.

According to the release, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a detainer on him and will be coming to take him into custody.

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