Marco Emanuel Flores
The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office has a man under arrest who attempted to flee from a deputy after an attempted traffic stop around 4 p.m. on Sunday.
According to the sheriff’s office, a SLO Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for observed traffic violations.
The driver of the vehicle willfully failed to yield to the emergency lighting. The driver of the vehicle fled from the deputy at speeds between 35-95 MPH. The average speed was between 65 to 70 MPH.
The fleeing driver drove evasively to avoid arrest.
Altogether the pursuit covered a distance of around 15 miles, mostly along Highway 101 southbound and northbound, until the driver stopped his vehicle at northbound Highway 101 near Spring Street in Paso Robles.
According to the deputy, when the driver stopped his vehicle he tried to flee on foot but fell and was taken into custody without incident.
The suspect was identified through his driver’s license as Marco Emanuel Flores, 31, of Elk Grove.
A records check revealed Flores had an active misdemeanor arrest warrant out of Solano County and a suspended driver’s license.
Flores was arrested and transported to the SLO County Jail where he was booked for the outstanding arrest warrant, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, and felony evading of a police officer in a motor vehicle.