From the California Highway Patrol
On 10/20/2015 at approximately 0820 hours, a marked CHP unit was on patrol traveling northbound on US 101 near Myers Flat; the unit observed a Toyota pickup traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on US 101. The marked unit attempted to overtake the vehicle which exited at Myers Flat and began to travel southbound on SR 254.
As the unit attempted to make an enforcement stop for the observed speed violation, the pickup rapidly began to accelerate in an apparent attempt to evade the marked unit. The marked unit then activated its code 3 emergency lights and siren and the pickup continued at a high rate of speed until it entered eastbound Elk Creek Road. While traversing Elk Creek Road, the pickup continued to travel high rate of speed in an erratic manner.
The marked unit lost sight of the pickup near Dyerville Loop Road. Additional marked CHP units, including a CHP sergeant, responded to the area in an attempt to locate the pickup. Several minutes after the first marked unit lost sight of the pickup, the responding CHP sergeant and an additional marked unit observed the vehicle near the southbound US 101 onramp from SR 254, near Founder’s Grove.
The CHP sergeant initiated an enforcement stop, and the pickup yielded to the right shoulder. The driver, a 16 year-old male juvenile from Weott, was subsequently taken into custody and booked at Humboldt Juvenile Hall on suspected evasion and drug possession charges.