Two arrested after car pursuit |

Two arrested after car pursuit

A Grass Valley man ended up in jail on a variety of charges after allegedly fleeing from Grass Valley Police officers Tuesday morning.

Officers were patrolling in the 200 block of Dorsey Drive at about 4:30 a.m. because the area had been a hot spot for reports of stolen vehicles, said Capt. Rex Marks.

The officers, who were in an unmarked vehicle, saw a car pass them with expired registration tags from 2010, Marks said.

The driver, identified as Samuel Eugene Bray, 31, also allegedly seemed under the influence of a controlled substance, Marks added.

The officers attempted to make a traffic stop, but Bray continued to drive up Dorsey Drive to Sierra College Drive, then onto Ridge Road to Frosty Lane, off Butte View Drive.

“The brakes failed and the vehicle came to an abrupt stop,” Marks said.

Bray allegedly had an unknown amount of methamphetamine in his possession. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance, possessing drug paraphernalia, being under the influence of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence, and resisting arrest, according to Marks. His bail amount was unknown as of press time.

His passenger, Bonnie Lin Proulx, 54, was arrested on suspicion of possessing drug paraphernalia and an out-of-county warrant, according to dispatch reports. She was booked and released on $1,000 bail.

Bray was arrested at the end of December in Grass Valley after a foot pursuit.

Grass Valley Police officers responding to a call of a suspicious man with a bandana over his face allegedly spotted the man near West Main and South Church streets. The officer chased the man for several blocks, then lost sight of him. But Bray allegedly was located hiding in some bushes on South Church Street, and allegedly had paraphernalia and a small amount of meth in his possession.

To contact Staff Writer Liz Kellar, email or call 530-477-4229.

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