Stolen Vehicle Leads to Pursuit and Arrest

Stolen Vehicle Leads to Pursuit and Arrest
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Deputies from the Fallbrook Station later spotted the stolen Kia traveling south on I-15 at Mission Road with no lights on. They attempted to stop the driver, but he failed to yield, leading to a high-speed pursuit. The stolen Kia continued southbound on I-15 at speeds exceeding 110 MPH.

The chase went through the city of Escondido before entering westbound on Highway 78. The Kia continued to flee at high speeds and then exited on Sycamore Avenue. As it traveled through the city of Vista, the driver failed to negotiate the traffic circle at the intersection of South Santa Fe Avenue and Pala Vista Drive before striking the concrete traffic circle structure, causing the vehicle to overturn.

Upon arrival, deputies detained four subjects exiting the stolen Kia. The driver, identified as 18-year-old Brenden Hawkins, was arrested and is facing numerous charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading, and two counts of felony child endangerment for the juvenile passengers.

All four occupants were transported to local hospitals for medical evaluations due to the severity of the collision. The pursuing deputy’s view was obscured by the suspect’s vehicle kicking up dust and debris, and he was unable to avoid a collision with the traffic circle. The deputy was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.

The investigation into the stolen vehicle and traffic collisions is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fallbrook Substation at (760) 451-3100.

Stolen Vehicle Leads to Pursuit and Arrest was last modified: April 13th, 2023 by admin
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