Stolen truck, overturned (SBSD)
SAN BERNARDINO — Early this morning, a man in a truck sped away from an attempted traffic stop by an SBSD deputy.
During the pursuit, the driver slowed down enough for a female passenger to get out of the truck.
Then the driver entered the 210 freeway where he could more easily hit 100 m.p.h. His wild driving eventually caused him to serve down an embankment, crash through a fence, roll over, and land on its side.
The driver, 24-year-old Manuel Martinez, then got out of the truck and tried to run away. The foot pursuit soon resulted in his arrest.
Deputies discovered a loaded .45 caliber handgun in his disabled truck. Both the truck and gun were stolen from Las Vegas.
The SBSD added, “During the investigation, it was discovered that Martinez is currently on PRCS release for burglary charges out of Los Angeles County, as a result of California Assembly Bill 109.”
As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court Decision requiring the state to lower its prison population; offenders with non-violent, non-sexual, and non-serious convictions will serve reduced sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through county probation.”