Covelo man, 19, faces hit-and-run and felony evasion charges after chaotic pursuit
A 19-year-old Covelo man has been arrested on suspicion hit-and-run and felony evasion after an incident late last week.
Just before 5 AM on Friday, November 23, a Mendocino County deputy stopped a white Mercedes without plates after observing it driving recklessly on the 1300 block of North State Stret.
The vehicle initially stopped but sped away as the deputy approached on foot.
The deputy gave chase and the driver, later identified as Georgie Hoaglin-Britton, led him on a reckless chase through numerous city streets, at different points colliding with a tree and a parked vehicle, then going off the roadway and striking a mailbox and another tree.
At that point, the vehicle was no longer drive-able and Hoaglin-Britton fled on foot southbound on Despina Drive and then eastbound on Capps Lane.
He then jumped a fence into a residential backyard on the 600 block of Capps Lane and managed to climb atop the roof.
Responding Ukiah PD and CHP officers, as well as Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office officials, were able to quickly take him into custody.
He now faces charges of reckless evading, hit-and-run, driving under the influence of drugs, resisting or delaying law enforcement, violation of probation, and driving without a license.
His bail has been set to $35,000.