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When the suspect and his vehicle were initially identified, authorities attempted to “pull him over” at the intersection of El Toro road and Live Oak Canyon road, but he refused to do so. When police tried to stop him, it was reported that he sped up and began a high-speed pursuit.
As the suspect headed onto the western region of El Toro road, he attempted to evade police for 3 miles ending in a collision between the suspect and another vehicle at Trabuco road. The collision was captured by a pursuing helicopter that showed the suspect collide with another car as well as a gas station at high speeds.
The suspect then exited his vehicle and reportedly attempted to flee…half naked.
The half-naked suspect who was believed to be around 40 years of age decided to flee the accident scene on foot, but since he was being followed by a helicopter, he did not get very far. He managed to enter a nearby shopping complex to help avoid detection, but was successfully apprehended by the deputies and taken into custody a few minutes later.
His identity is still unknown.
The suspect was eventually charged with suspicion of possessing stolen property, felony evasion, DUI, and delaying or obstructing law enforcement officers. According to the Sherriff’s department, a bail will be set for the suspect once his identity has been positively revealed and he will be scheduled to appear in court soon.
Those charged with DUI in Lake Forest may be best served by contacting a Lake Forest DUI attorney for a free case evaluation. An experienced drunk driving attorney can help you to better understand your charges and mount a credible defense.
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