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Tijuana crash suspect drove on suspended license

Posted at 6:22 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-16 00:23:15-04

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. (KGTV) - It’s been two days since 29 year old Frank Stricker drove his truck into a crowd of street vendors near the border in Mexico.

Court records from Utah show Stricker should have never been behind the wheel in the first place because he has a suspended license.

The court records show Stricker has been arrested six times since 2008 in Utah and has 47 criminal charges, all mostly drug related.

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Stricker was last arrested on May 6, 2019. Police say he was driving on a suspended license, without a registration and no proof of insurance. Police say he also had drug paraphernalia in the vehicle when they pulled him over.

Mexican authorities tell 10News Stricker is facing charges of attempted homicide and property damages. They expect him to be arraigned Thursday in Mexican court.

In the crash Monday afternoon, Stricker hit 17 vehicles, 12 vendor carts and injured three people.

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