Car chase ends after driver jumps from moving vehicle: Anderson PD
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ANDERSON // Just before midnight on November 30th, an officer searching for a stolen vehicle in the area of Highway 273 and Latona Road ended up sidetracked by a speeding motorist and the ensuing car chase.
According to Anderson PD, as the officer searched the area, a green Honda Accord sped by, traveling southbound on 273. The officer gave chase, with a second intercepting officer observing as the driver blew through a red light at Ox Yoke Road and headed eastbound down said road. The driver was also seen crossing into oncoming lanes as the pursuit took them to I-5, at which point they reached speeds of around 100 MPH.
The driver then exited I-5 at North Street, where he jumped out of the car and continued to flee on foot. The vehicle rolled onto the shoulder of the road.
At that point, a CHP helicopter had been watching the whole thing and was able to track the suspect’s path, directing officers to his location after he tried to hide behind a nearby business on North Street.
Officers, as well as K-9 officer Aero, made contact with the suspect — identified as 45-year-old Jason Wrey Blair of Redding — and arrested him without further incident.
He is charged with felony evasion, evasion while crossing into opposing lanes, a drug-related DUI (he was found to be under the influence of methamphetamine), and resisting arrest.