Vaca police catch suspect in pursuit that led to officer-involved crash

By From page A5 | January 05, 2014

VACAVILLE — Not long after a Vacaville police officer was injured in a Friday evening crash resulting from a pursuit, police caught up with the suspect and arrested him at his home, according to a news release.

Detectives from the Vacaville Police Department’s Crime Suppression Team, Narcotic Enforcement Team and officers from the Dixon Police Department located and arrested 28-year-old Luis Sandoval at his residence in Dixon.

Sandoval was arrested on suspicion of evading a police officer and taken to Solano County Jail, where he was booked with a bail amount of $15,000.

The incident started when a Crime Suppression Team detective conducted a traffic stop on Sandoval’s red Chevrolet Cobalt for failing to stop at a red light, the release said.

After the detective received Sandoval’s license, the suspect fled the area at a high speed onto eastbound Interstate 80.

The detective pursued Sandoval, entering I-80 from the Allison Drive onramp.

Speeds in the pursuit reached 90 mph.

As the detective attempted to keep Sandoval in view, he drifted onto the gravel shoulder and lost control of his police vehicle, the release said.

The police vehicle struck a compact car and a large tractor-trailer rig before striking the center guard rail, coming to rest on the center guard rail while the other involved vehicles stopped a short distance later. The detective was treated and released from a local hospital with minor injuries.

The other drivers and vehicle occupants involved were not injured.

Sandoval, meanwhile, fled the area and officers later found him at home, according to the release.

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  • Blanca BotwinJanuary 05, 2014 - 7:04 am

    Brain Dead perp. So the cop had the perps license, with his name and possible address, and the fool thinks if he outruns the cop, he outruns the crime?

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  • CD BrooksJanuary 05, 2014 - 7:51 am

    Thus the reason for calling off a chase. I suppose that's why PD avoids citing traffic violations?

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