IE News: Reckless Chase

Staff Reports

Photo Courtesy of Murrieta Police Department

Photo Courtesy of Murrieta Police Department

MurrietaThe California Highway Patrol (CHP) attempted a traffic stop on June 1, observing a silver Nissan Versa traveling southbound on I-215 with speeds of up to 80 mph. The suspect was later identified as David Brown, 25-years-old, and resident of San Bernardino.

As the driver of the Nissan Versa was exiting Murrieta Hot Springs Road, he failed to yield and accelerated, driving erratically and performing several illegal maneuvers in attempt to elude the CHP Sergeant. The driver then started traveling the opposite way on Murrieta Hot Springs Road.

CHP sergeant lost sight of the vehicle after it pulled into a business parking lot on the corner of Murrieta Hot Springs Road and Alta Murrieta Drive.

Together, the CHP and Murrieta Police Department units pursued the Nissan Versa as the driver continued driving in a reckless manner. The suspect entered a dead end area, making a U-turn in attempt to continuing fleeing officers. CHP utilized legal intervention to terminate the pursuit for driving and safety concerns of the community.

The vehicle became disabled, Brown was taken into custody and booked at Southwest Detention Facility for two counts of felony evading, two no bail warrants for possession of a stolen vehicle and violation of probation.