David Ray Hernandez arrest photo
HOLLISTER — 37-year-old David Ray Hernandez of Hollister, already on probation, is back in jail after a vehicle pursuit which took place in the early morning hours of Friday, February 24th.
That morning, Officer David Anderson attempted to traffic violation stop near the intersection of Sixth and Monterey, only for Hernandez to hit gas as soon as Anderson turned on his lights.
The chase continued through several streets, eventually reaching the 1000 block of Central Avenue. It was there that Hernandez crashed into a parked car, but continued to flee southbound — now with a considerably damaged car.
As Hernandez neared a dead end around Gonzalez Drive, Officer Miguel Masso and his K-9 partner Dallas joined the pursuit. Upon reaching the dead end, Hernandez fled the vehicle on foot, ran through an open field, and jumped over a residential fence.
Two officers caught Hernandez. A brief struggle ensued before he was finally cuffed and taken into custody. He is housed at San Benito County Jail on charges of felony evasion with gross disregard for public safety, possession of a concealed weapon, driving while under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, resisting arrest, and driving without a license.