Driver identified in head-on collision on I-24 in East Ridge

Driver identified in head-on collision on I-24 in East Ridge

July 25th, 2011 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Jesus Morales Bonilla, 25, is charged with DUI, four counts of vehicular assault and six counts of reckless endangerment.

East Ridge police have charged a 25-year-old undocumented immigrant with charges including DUI, four counts of vehicular assault and six counts of reckless endangerment after he struck a Pontiac Torrent head on while driving the wrong way on Interstate 24 early Saturday morning.

Jesus Morales Bonilla, the driver of a black Dodge Ram going the wrong way, had two different IDs with him when police found him.

Morales Bonilla's information has been passed on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said Officer Erik Hopkins, spokesman for East Ridge Police Department.

A total of six people were transported to local hospitals from the collision that involved three vehicles. A third vehicle became involved when they were unable to avoid the collision, according to a released statement.

Everyone has been released from the hospital, Hopkins said Monday morning.

Morales Bonilla, who has a Chattanooga residence, was also charged with implied consent law and driving without a license. He scheduled to go before a judge July 26.

As of Monday afternoon he had no bond set, according to the Hamilton County Jail website.