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GV man arrested in connection with high-speed chase

A Grass Valley man was arrested after he reportedly drove recklessly through a construction zone, failed to stop for law enforcement and led officers on a high-speed pursuit before crashing his car.

A California Highway Patrol officer spotted the man, who was driving an Audi S4, “blowing through” the construction zone westbound on Highway 49 at Brunswick Road, driving recklessly and at high speed, at about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, said Officer Greg Tassone.

The officer attempted to make a traffic stop, but the driver did not stop and instead fled at a high rate of speed, Tassone said. A pursuit ensued as the driver exited at McKnight Way then made a “wild U-turn” in the intersection and continued down La Barr Meadows Road at speeds in excess of 60 mph.



He lost control near Amsel Way and began spinning, then hit a signpost and a metal fence before hitting a tree and stopping, Tassone said.

The man, identified as Corey Steven Benham, 35, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and reckless evasion of a peace officer. He was booked into county jail and released on $12,684 bail.




To contact City Editor Liz Kellar, email lkellar@theunion.com or call 530-477-4229.


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