Escalon man faces felony hit-and-run charges after chaotic pursuit
PHOTOS: Hollister Police
Hollister Police have arrested a man for felony hit-and-run, among many other charges, after a chaotic pursuit last week.
Just before 1 AM on Wednesday, October 23, an officer attempted a traffic enforcement stop on an individual who instead hit the gas and led the officer on a chase through several city streets and, eventually, onto northbound Highway 25.
San Benito Sheriff’s Deputies also joined the chase, which was interrupted when the suspect vehicle collided with another in the area of Highway 25 near Shore Road, sending both vehicles off the road and into the ditch where the victim’s car rolled over.
The suspect vehicle somehow made its way back to the road, and a Hollister PD officer continued the pursuit while county deputies remained at the scene to look after the victim.
At this point, however, the suspect vehicle had sustained severe tire damage and came to a stop a few hundred yards down the road.
The driver, identified as 30-year-old Robert Ebertowski of Escalon, was arrested without further incident.
It turned out that Ebertowski was on parole and had been driving a suspended license. Police discovered over ten pounds of marijuana, suspected stolen credit cards, social security cards, counterfeit social security cards, and birth certificates in his car, as well as suspected methamphetamine.
He was booked on several charges, including evading a police officer, felony hit-and-run, violation of his parole terms, possession of a controlled substance, and driving on a suspended license.
The driver of the vehicle he struck was treated at the scene by medical staff.