Deputies chase driver on Highway 101 in North County
March 28, 2016
A Northern California man driving with a suspended license led San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies on an approximately 15-mile chase Sunday afternoon. Deputies arrested the suspect in Paso Robles.
At 4:06 p.m., a deputy tried to stop a vehicle at Southbound Highway 101 and Las Tablas Road in Templeton. Marco Emanuel Flores, 31, of Elk Grove refused to stop and led deputies on a chase on both southbound and northbound Highway 101.
Flores used evasive driving maneuvers at times to avoid arrest, according to a sheriff’s office news release. He drove at speeds ranging from 35 to 95 mph with an average speed of between 65 and 70 mph.
The Elk Grove man stopped his vehicle at Northbound Highway 101 and Spring Street in Paso Robles and attempted to flee on foot but fell and was taken into custody. Officers did not need to use force to arrest him, according to the sheriff’s office.
In addition to having a suspended driver’s license, Flores had an active misdemeanor arrest warrant in Solano County. Deputies charged him with having an outstanding warrant, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving and felony evading a police officer in a motor vehicle.
Deputies booked Flores into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. He remains in custody with his bail set at $30,000.