MONO — On Thursday afternoon, the CHP received a call to be on the lookout for a possible DUI on 395 south. Soon, they saw a vehicle weaving in an out of traffic nearby.
A vehicle check determined that the vehicle was stolen. As authorities attempted a felony stop, the suspect drove away at a high rate of speed.
Three miles south of SR-203, the suspect overturned the vehicle and died on the scene.
Just after midnight on Monday, the Mono Sheriff’s Office received another report of a stolen vehicle on 395 south. As in the previous incident, officers attempted a stop and the driver fled at a high rate of speed.
South of the Inyo county line, Bishop CHP officers took over. Speeds exceeded 100 mph.
The suspect drove through a spike strip and continued on through Bishop. It was there that the suspect’s right front tire “failed” but he continued driving with no front tire through Independence.
Finally, north of Lone Pine, the driver stopped and was arrested without further incident.
The unnamed suspect was a parolee from Kern County.