Fleeing driver evades law enforcement
December 9, 2013
A driver who failed to yield to an attempted traffic stop led a Nevada County Sheriff’s deputy on a brief chase Tuesday afternoon, which led to a multi-agency attempt to corral the fleeing suspect to no avail.
The deputy pulled in behind the driver near Ridge and Hughes roads at about 12:30 p.m., said Sheriff’s Capt. Jeff Pettitt.
The driver started accelerating, so the deputy became suspicious and attempted to make a traffic stop.
“He just took off,” Pettitt said. It was less than a minute till the deputy lost sight of him” somewhere off Arcadia Drive.
Sheriff’s deputies and Grass Valley Police officers set up a perimeter around the area but could not locate the driver.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter was called in as well.
The vehicle eventually was located, abandoned, Pettitt said.
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