Deputy Notices No Rear License Plate of Man with Warrants
MADERA COUNTY – On December 2nd at 11:30 a.m. a GMC SUV was observed by a deputy pulling a small trailer….and lacking a rear license plate.
This got the deputy’s attention. In fact, the deputy recognized the passing driver “from prior law enforcement contacts.” The deputy also knew that the driver, Alexander Ibarra, had a suspended driver’s license.
Ibarra did not stop, in spite of the flashing overhead lights of the patrol car. The ensuring 4-mile chase, often at 80 m.p.h., ended when the suspect spun out and crashed in a canal.
The car contained 8.5 pounds of marijuana and paraphernalia. The suspect had two warrants out and is on probation.
Ibarra was arrested and charged with reckless evasion, sales of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana for sale, probation violation, as well as hot and run and driving with a suspended license.