Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“At 11:10 p.m. on May 30th, a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop along westbound Interstate 80 and Horseshoe Bar Road, in Loomis.
The driver initially gave the deputy a false name, but was later identified as 31-year old Jared Alexander of Rockford, Illinois.
Alexander was non-compliant with the deputy during the stop and refused to answer any questions, prompting additional deputies to respond and assist. Alexander refused to turn his vehicle off; a responding deputy laid out a spike strip in front of the passenger’s side rear tire as a precaution if Alexander were to take off.
As deputies tried to open the driver’s side door to get Alexander to comply, he immediately accelerated, leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit. Alexander reached speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour, and weaved in and out of traffic before stopping on the Rocklin Road off-ramp, where he took off on foot.
Deputies and officers with the California Highway Patrol caught up to Alexander and were able to take him into custody. Alexander was found with more than $16,000 cash on his person, and in possession of drugs.
He was arrested for evading a peace officer, providing false identification to a peace officer, resisting, delaying, or obstructing a peace officer, and possession of a controlled substance. We are grateful no one was hurt during the pursuit and apprehension of Alexander.”