Monday, 20 August 2007 02:13

Sherriff's Deputy Involved in Pursuit

slide4Amador County Sheriff’s Deputies had a pursuit on their hands yesterday morning when a driver failed to yield to a Deputy attempting a routine traffic stop.
The Deputy attempted to pull over a vehicle on Hwy 88 near Ione but the driver just did not stop. The Deputy continued behind the driver, with lights and sirens activated, for almost 8 miles at rather moderate speeds, around 55 miles per hour. Finally, after the Sheriff’s Department had contacted CHP and San Joaquin County officials to make preparations to stop the vehicle with spike strips, the man pulled over near the county line. The driver claimed he had not realized that he had been followed by the Sheriff’s Unit for 8 miles with lights and sirens blaring because he was focused forward. The driver was arrested for misdemeanor failure to yield for a peace officer and booked into the Amador County jail.