“On June 26th at 7:30 p.m., a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 80 near the Meadow Vista exit.
The driver refused to stop, leading the deputy on a high-speed pursuit reaching speeds up to 105 mph. The California Highway Patrol joined the pursuit and used a spike strip, causing a flat tire.
The suspect kept driving on the flat tire, which caused sparks, resulting in the vehicle catching fire. The suspect continued fleeing with his car on fire and eventually exited at Donner Pass Road in Truckee, where he was arrested.
Deputies identified the suspect as 31-year old Gavin Roberts of Hayward. Roberts had an outstanding U.S. Marshals’ felony warrant. Inside Roberts’ vehicle, deputies found two glass pipes, a baton, and metal knuckles.
Deputies also had reason to believe Roberts was smoking methamphetamine during the pursuit.
Roberts was arrested for felony evading, delaying a peace officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, and felon in possession of metal knuckles and a baton.”