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Yancy Vianey Farfan


JEROME • A Jerome man was charged with aggravated battery after ramming his pickup into another pickup, police said.

Yancy V. Farfan, 23, forced the truck off the road Friday evening, Jerome Police Chief Dan Hall said.

Farfan was arraigned Monday on a felony charge of driving under the influence and two felony charges of aggravated battery. He was also charged with driving without privileges, failing to surrender a driver’s license after suspension, leaving the scene of an accident, eluding police and reckless driving, all misdemeanors.

His bond was set at $100,000, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled Feb. 17.

The incident started about 6 p.m. Friday when a person called 911 to report Farfan following her, swerving all over the road, said Capt. Jack Johnson of the Jerome County Sheriff’s Office.

“Next thing we know, dispatch apparently got another call, saying this pickup bumped several times into the back of a Mazda pickup,” Johnson said.

That call came in from Golf Course Road. The caller said the pickup rammed the back of his vehicle, causing it to spin around and run off the road.

Jerome police caught up with Farfan as he came into town. One officer saw his truck hit a guardrail, Johnson said. Farfan pulled into the Wal-Mart parking lot, where he was arrested.

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