Police officers thought that the driver was nervous because he was carrying drugs in his Isuzu. They stopped the vehicle at a checkpoint on the Interamericana highway Saturday.
They instructed the driver to follow them to the Buenos Aires police station, but the man seems to have panicked and crashed the car and then fled on foot.
After towing the vehicle to the police station and getting legal permission to search it, Fuerza Pública officers said they brought in an anti-drug dog. There were no drugs but some $62,000 in dollars was found hidden in the vehicle, police said.