According to news sources, a high-speed pursuit that began in Sacramento ended with the arrest of the suspect Wednesday when the vehicle he was driving went through a spike strip deployed by authorities involved in the chase.
The incident took place near Davis when a Sacramento deputy attempted to pull over a 2006 Jeep for a traffic violation, a California Highway Patrol officer said. An ensuing high-speed pursuit then began but officials lost sight of the vehicle near Norwood Avenue, when the driver reportedly turned the vehicles lights out.
The Jeep was then spotted again by a CHP officer and a pursuit took place on Interstate 80 in the midst of heavy fog while the driver still kept the vehicles lights out. CHP officers then deployed a spike strip on the roadway to immobilize the vehicle and were successful in their attempt.
The driver of the vehicle was then reportedly apprehended without incident.
As a personal injury lawyer San Bernardino, I am familiar with the life threatening risks that these dangerous car chases pose to pedestrians and motorists on the streets. If you or someone you care about has been struck by a car and believe the conditions that caused it were the fault of another party, I encourage you to contact a car accident lawyer to help you proceed legally.