Nevada County car chase ends in arrest |

Nevada County car chase ends in arrest

A Grass Valley man accused of leading authorities on a car chase through Nevada County remained in jail Friday on a $25,000 bond, reports state.

Shane Adam Hill, 21, is charged with evading police/disregarding safety, being under the influence of a controlled substance, driving a vehicle under the influence of a drug and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, jail records state.

Hill is accused of fleeing from officers, running several stop signs and then running from authorities after spinning out his 1994 black Honda Acura, Sheriff Keith Royal said.

According to Royal, authorities spotted the Acura around 9 p.m. Thursday near The Burma Road and North Meadowview Drive.

“They saw a vehicle missing a front license plate,” Royal added. “They decided to stop the vehicle.”

The Acura, however, sped away. It got onto Highway 174, heading toward Grass Valley. At one point it veered into the opposing lane, the sheriff said.

“The suspect’s vehicle tried to evade the officer,” Royal said. “It almost had a head-on with a vehicle coming in the opposite direction.”

The Acura then veered back into its own lane, where it over corrected and spun 180 degrees. It came to a complete stop before again driving away.

Authorities followed the Acura into Grass Valley, where it ran several stop signs. The vehicle chase ended when the Acura tried to make a left turn onto Rough and Ready Highway. The car went into a spin, landing 15 feet off the road, Royal said.

“He jumped out of the vehicle and tried to run on foot,” Royal added.

Hill, identified as the Acura’s driver, was quickly caught. Officers found suspected heroin and a field sobriety test showed him under the influence of a controlled substance, Royal said.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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