Riverside– A Riverside resident was arrested on June 9, for felony evading, vehicle theft, and a hit and run collision. Officer Sandoval was on an unrelated traffic stop when he heard the suspect driving at high speeds toward him.
The suspect identified as 19-year-old, Alejandro Gonzalez was traveling at high speeds exceeding 70 mph through residential neighborhoods. Gonzalez allegedly ignored Officer Sandoval’s emergency lights to stop him, while led him on a pursuit. With Gonzalez traveling at high speeds, he hit a dip at Eton Drive and Minona Drive, causing him to airborne. Once the vehicle landed, the tires blew out and caused him to lose control and crash into a tree.
Although Gonzalez was injured, he still attempted to evade on foot. Officer Sandoval caught up to Gonzalez and took him into custody.
Gonzalez was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center by ambulance for medical attention.
With further investigation, the vehicle Gonzalez was driving was an un-reported stolen vehicle outside of the City of Riverside. The vehicle was totaled from the crash.
The criminal case was submitted to the District Attorney’s Office because of the injuries for felony evading, driving while intoxicated, hit and run, and vehicle theft.