It never ceases to amaze me that stupid people think they can outrun the California Highway Patrol on Hwy 18. Here is an interesting recent example.
According to the CHP, on October 30 at approximately 2:15 p.m. Officer Lomenick attempted to make an enforcement stop on a white Lincoln Continental for having tinted windows and having no rear license plate.
The driver slowed and turned into a wide turnout at call box 13-156 however the driver didn’t stop and he accelerated and continued into the number two lane of northbound SR 18. The driver accelerated and utilized ll northbound lanes in an attempt to evade the officer The officer activated his siren and notified the dispatcher of the pursuit.
The driver reached speeds of approximately 70 miles per hour before transitioning to State Route 138 where it passed two vehicles by crossing the double yellow lines. At this point the driver tuned onto the Crestline Cutoff going approximately 50mph. According to the report two children, ages approximately 10 and 12-years-old, were in the vehicle.
Ultimately the driver continued north on Cottonwood Drive and into the Crestline Water District’s parking lot. At the end of the parking lot, while the vehicle was traveling at approximately 10mph, the driver left the vehicle and fled on foot. The vehicle continued forward and ultimately collided into an unoccupied parked Nissan Xterra.
The VIN check showed that the vehicle was stolen from the City of San Bernardino on October 15. A loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic handgun was found in the passenger compartment along with a glass smoking pipe
CHP officers and deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department formed a perimeter around the scene and a canine dog arrived o scene. After an extensive search the suspect was not located. The vehicle was impounded for evidence.
Officer Lomenick is handling he investigation.