Drunken driver flees officer with kids in car
January 16, 2012
A 21-year-old man was arrested after a stop for failing to have his children in seat belts turned into a high-speed chase through Shandon shortly before 10 a.m. on Monday.
Jose Cabrera sped through Shandon neighborhoods running stop signs and causing a motorcyclist to collide with a vehicle. The biker suffered minor injuries when he was ejected from his bike.
The car chase ended when Cabrera crashed into a boulder. He then deserted his children and took off on foot hopping fences and running through backyards.
CHP officers found Cabrera hiding near the Shandon riverbed.
Officers booked him into San Luis Obispo County Jail on charges of felony child endangerment, DUI and a felony warrant.