A man was arrested and taken into the custody after a brief, high-speed chase along Highway 29. The young 25-year-old man of Clearlake was arrested at approximately 1 a.m. after he tried to escape the California Highway Patrol. According to CHP officer Josh Dye, the officer was offering a traffic stop when the offender speed off. CHP Officer Robert Hearn was driving southbound on Highway 29 when he stopped the offender’s vehicle south of Kit’s Corner at about 12:30 a.m., Dye explained.
The driver then allegedly took off, heading south on Highway 29 at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour with Hearn in pursuit, said Dye.
According to Dye, other CHP units went out to place a spike strip on the highway south of Kelseyville. However, the DUI driver turned off into Kelseyville before reaching the spike strip and, at a lower speed, made his way to an apartment complex on Gaddy Lane. Hearn quickly subdued the driver who Dye said had been alone in the car. The chase was over before sheriff’s deputies dispatched as backup could get there.
The offender was officially booked into the Lake County Jail on charges of obstructing or resisting a peace officer, evading a peace officer and driving without a license, and a no-bail immigration hold.
The Office of Traffic Safety, California Highway Patrol, and local law enforcement want everyone to drive safely and responsibly. If you see a drunk driver on the road, call 911. The public can use the emergency number to report and help the CHP identify drunk drivers before it is too late.
If all drivers stay alert and care for themselves and others than maybe one day the roads can be as safe as they are able to be. Always be cautious when driving, especially at night when the roads are dark.
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