Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“On May 30th at 7 p.m., an off-duty Placer County Sheriff’s deputy observed a vehicle driving erratically along eastbound Interstate 80, near the Clipper Gap exit.
The off-duty deputy also recognized the driver as 46-year old Philip Dustin Hawkins of Auburn, who had a $300,000 felony warrant for his arrest. PCSO deputies responded to the area where Hawkins was seen driving and began following him.
Hawkins started driving erratically and led deputies on a pursuit before coming to a stop near Lake Theodore, on Applegate Road. As deputies exited their patrol vehicles to make contact with Hawkins, he took off a second time, stopping after about 50 feet to flee on foot.
He was quickly apprehended by a sheriff’s deputy and placed in handcuffs. A search of Hawkins’ person revealed suspected methamphetamine. Hawkins was arrested for resisting and delaying arrest and possession of methamphetamine.
Thank you to our sharp off-duty deputy for recognizing Hawkins, and to our deputies who bravely pursued him and took him into custody!”