Originally published as a Placer County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“On January 18th at 1:15 a.m., a Placer County Sheriff’s deputy conducted a traffic stop on eastbound Interstate 80 near the Bell Road exit.
Due to the dangerous position of the stopped vehicle, the deputy asked the driver to exit the freeway. The deputy followed the driver, who failed to exit the freeway and instead, led the deputy on a pursuit.
The suspect driver made unsafe lane changes while traveling at inconsistent speeds and at times, drove in multiple traffic lanes. Officers with the California Highway Patrol successfully deployed a spike strip to disable the suspect’s vehicle about 20 miles into the pursuit.
Deputies identified the driver as 20-year-old Anthony Elmore of Medford, Oregon. Inside Elmore’s vehicle, deputies found a collapsible metal baton, two 31-round Glock magazines, and a realistic-looking Glock 19 BB gun.
Elmore was arrested for reckless evading, possession of a large-capacity magazine, and possession of a baton.”