Friday, January 9, 2015

CHP pursue and capture two

   According a CHP report,  on January 8, 2015 at approximately 1:15 PM, Sonora CHP Officer M. McDaniel, was stopped at the light on Mono Way at Hwy 108, directly behind a 1993 Toyota Camry that had expired registration.

   The light turned green and the vehicle made a left turn onto Hwy 108 eastbound, heading towards Via Este Road.

   Officer McDaniel initiated an enforcement stop on the vehicle by activating his emergency lights and siren.

   The Toyota started to pull toward the right shoulder, then back into the lane, and attempted to accelerate away from Officer McDaniel.

   The officer observed there to be two white male occupants as the vehicle accelerated to approximately 80 MPH in a 55 MPH zone.

   The Toyota continued eastbound on Hwy 108 through Soulsbyville and up the Twain Harte Grade at 80 MPH in a 65 MPH zone.

   Both occupants were making movements in the vehicle appearing to try and hide something.

  The Toyota made a left turn onto Twain Harte Drive from Hwy 108 and continued eastbound.

   The driver crossed over double yellow lines at 60 MPH in a 35 MPH zone, almost causing a traffic collision.

   The Toyota turned right onto Ponderosa Drive from Twain Harte Drive.  The vehicle continued down Ponderosa to the end and attempted to make the left onto Hillcrest Road.

   The driver, due to his speed in the vehicle was not able to negotiate the turn and went off the road, narrowly missing a head-on collision with trees and came to rest 10 feet off the roadway.

   Officer McDaniel, along with other CHP units were able to take the driver and passenger into custody without any further incident.

  Neither of the occupants were injured in the collision and the driver was identified as Eric Gray, 28 years old from Modesto and the passenger was identified as Justin Jarrett, 19 years old from Oakdale.

   Upon searching the vehicle, a loaded revolver, along with several speed loaders were found.  Also a large amount of methamphetamine and heroin packaged for sale.

   The driver is on parole and was booked into Tuolumne County Jail as an alleged felon in possession of a loaded firearm, felony evading arrest and transportation of drugs for sale.

   The passenger was also booked for alleged possession of drugs for sale. The Tuolumne County Narcotics Team was also called in to assist with the investigation due to the amount of drugs found.

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