Driver leads officers on chase from Nipomo to Templeton

September 13, 2017

A 25-year-old Apple Valley man, who was allegedly transporting methamphetamine and a loaded short-barreled rifle, led authorities on a chase from Nipomo to Templeton Monday night. [KSBY]

The chase began shortly before 11 p.m. when San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies initially pursued Brandon Malterer, who was driving a Toyota Tacoma northbound on Highway 101 in South County. Deputies gave up pursuit and handed the chase off to the CHP, whose officers picked it up at approximately 11:01 p.m. around South Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo.

Officers followed Malterer through San Luis Obispo, up the Cuesta Grade and beyond Santa Margarita. The CHP deployed a spike strip at Santa Barbara Road in Atascadero, which Malterer drove over, taking out most of his tires.

But Malterer managed to keep driving and evading officers, continuing north through Atascadero and into Templeton. He exited Highway 101 at Las Tablas Road, and shortly later, officers took him into custody.

Authorities arrested Malterer and charged him with felony evading, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a loaded short-barreled rifle. Malterer currently remains in custody in San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set at $20,000.

No one suffered any injuries during the chase. Malterer was driving alone in the pickup.

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Thank you Mr. Malterer, for your methamphetamine-fueled escapade across the county, and endangering the lives of normal people just trying to get around.

Nope, the is the going rate for a major crime in California. Now we have Sacramento paying gang bangers $1.1.million for staying in school and not committing “major” crimes, kind of like State AB 1380 that wants convinced criminals under the age of 26 t be paroled because their brains are not fully developed. Let’s see, we have under 26 year olds joining the military, fighting for our Country getting paid minimum pay for putting their life’s on the line for America and then we have the gang members being paid for doing what civilized society members do everyday. They are also paying gang members in Oakland, Richmond, now Sacramento, and Stockton is not considering this. This proposal is the result of the Bill Gates Foundation trying to reform these thugs with taxpayer funded money with no consequences for failure.

20,000…I hope that is a misprint.