Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On Nov. 19, 2021, at about 10:19 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Redway area attempted a traffic stop on a green Subaru hatchback for a vehicle code violation. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued.
The Sheriff’s deputy pursued the vehicle onto Alderpoint Road. During the pursuit, the Subaru accelerated to high rates of speed, at times driving into the oncoming lane of traffic. The deputy followed the vehicle onto Hoaglin Road. While pursuing the Subaru, the deputy lost control of the patrol vehicle resulting in a rollover traffic collision. The deputy sustained minor injuries as a result of this collision.
The suspect vehicle is still outstanding at this time. It is described as a 2011 Green Subaru hatchback with California License Plate Number 6UJM570.
Anyone with information regarding the location of this vehicle is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.