Driver leads officers on high speed chase
May 14, 2013 — A high-speed chase through Susanville resulted in the arrest of a local man Friday, May 10.
Derek Baker, 47, was booked into the Lassen County Jail on charges of allegedly evading a peace officer, driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license. He was held on a $13,500 bail.
According to the Susanville Police Department, at approximately 11:30 p.m. officers attempted to stop a vehicle for suspicion of driving under the influence on State Route 139, south of the Skyline Drive intersection when Baker allegedly evaded the officer.
A vehicle pursuit ensued through the streets of Susanville, and the suspect was eventually pulled over on Derek Drive near the intersection of Bunyan Road.
Baker was taken into custody without further incident.
The pursuit lasted approximately two minutes and traversed approximately 1.5 miles with the suspect vehicle exceeding 70 miles per hour. The Lassen County Sheriff’s Office assisted during the pursuit.
The case has been referred to the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
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