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Driver Flees After Police Spot Him On Cell Phone

By The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, Esq.  Sep. 12, 2012 1:04p

In the aftermath of a collision, the victim was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment and the suspect was taken into police custody and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Police first attempted to pull the man over for talking on his cell phone, causing him to flee in panic.

According to the initial reports field by law enforcement officers after the arrest, the incident was sparked over a minor cell phone violation and ended in felony charges for DUI and evading police. The suspect, a 42-year old from Chino Hills, was driving on highway 91 headed eastbound while talking on his cellular device. An officer with the California Highway Patrol noticed the violation and attempted to pull the man over and correct the offense.

As he turned on his sirens and attempted to direct the suspect to the side of the road, the patrolman reported, the driver sped off and attempted to flee. A pursuit began, reaching speeds of up to 110 miles per hour, with the driver heading north on highway 71. He eventually got off the highway at Ramona Avenue, continuing at extreme speed through Chino Hills, with the patrolman giving chase.

Chase Ends In Collision In Chino Hills

Eventually, the driver attempted to run a red light at the intersection of Grand Avenue and the 60 Freeway. Traveling at approximately seventy miles per hour, the suspect collided with a driver in a Lexus who was attempting to pass through the intersection with a green light.

By the time the officer arrived at the scene, he was able to take the suspect into custody. The driver of the Lexus was taken to Pomona Valley Medical Center to receive medical care. According to the CHP, the suspect has been charged with felony DUI, felony, evading police, and misdemeanor driving under the influence.

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