Paraguay's Morel Rodriguez charged for resisting arrest

The 34-year-old found himself at the heart of a police chase, but says he fled the scene because he feared for his safety
Paraguay defender Claudio Morel Rodriguez has been charged by police in Argentina for "resisting arrest".

The 34-year-old Independiente player was leaving the club's training ground with his son and nephew amongst his passengers when he was stopped by police for a controlled operation.

Rodriguez, who feared he was about to be the victim of a robbery, fled the scene after the policemen apparently failed to identify themselves.

Authorities pursued the former Boca Juniors player who, after colliding with two vehicles, was caught and taken to a police station in Avellaneda and charged with resisting arrest.

The former Deportivo La Coruna defender was voted Paraguay's Player of the Year for 2008.