Rollover crash helps man escape Pismo Beach police
February 3, 2016
A suspect fleeing Pismo Beach police crashed and overturned his car on a Highway 101 offramp Monday night, but the chase did not end there. In fact, the pursuit is ongoing. [KSBY]
Around 7 p.m., police found a stolen vehicle parked on Ocean Boulevard and Plancentia Avenue. Shortly before 10 p.m., a man got into the car and police attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
The man did not stop and instead drove onto northbound Highway 101. After leading police on a car chase, the suspect crashed and overturned his vehicle on the Avila Beach Drive offramp.
The car rolled several times and knocked over a road sign underneath the highway. The suspect then ran away, and officers lost him.
Police say he ran off into the brush.
Ten law enforcement vehicles arrived at the scene. Pismo Beach and CHP officers, as well as San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies, searched for the suspect on a hillside but did not find him.
Police describe the suspect as a white man dressed in all black clothes. Investigators say they will process the vehicle for evidence.