LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Texas Department of Public Safety troopers arrested a 44-year-old Galveston man after he allegedly fled the scene of a one-vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Highway 59 that occurred in the construc4tion zone just north of Lufkin Monday afternoon.
Dilberti was driving a Dodge Durango with paper plates from Arkansas was driving south on Highway 59 when he lost control of the SUV and flipped several times into the northbound lanes of Highway 59.
Thomas Dilberti was out of the vehicle for several minutes before he fled the scene. Dilberti claimed that he was disoriented and just walking around near the scene of the accident. However, witnesses and the police said that wasn't the case.
"All we seen was a guy standing here and another guy was trying to talk to him and a few minutes we just seen him run off as the police got here," a witness at the scene said.
He was apprehended by Lufkin Police officers who were assisting at the scene. At that point, DPS troopers gave Dilberti a field sobriety test and took him into custody.