High Speed Chase Ends in Martinez – Suspect Was Driving 110-MPH on H-4

February 15, 2013 15:42 pm · 52 comments

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A high-speed chase that started in Western Contra Costa County ended in Martinez just before 2pm on Friday.

At some points, the suspect was going upwards of 110-miles-per-hour on eastbound highway-4, said Lt. Steve Perea of the California Highway Patrol.

Our friend Craig Cannon was on scene, and says a spike strip was deployed on eastbound highway-4 prior to Alhambra Avenue, which is near where the pursuit came to an end.

The driver attempted to flee the scene, but was quickly taken into custody. A female passenger stayed with the car after it crashed. Both occupants received medical treatment and were transported to local hospitals. Upon searching the vehicle, contraband was located, but Officers did not specify which type, other than it would need to be “tested”, according to Craig Cannon.

The suspects names haven’t been released at this time.

Thanks to Craig for the pictures & information from the chase.

photos: for use only on Claycord.com

{ 52 comments }

1 Anonymous February 15, 2013 at 4:01 PM

Close highway 4. Close it now.

2 Bob the Repairman February 15, 2013 at 4:05 PM

My, my my. What a rare news story. Seems this doesn’t happen very often – “Upon searching the vehicle, contraband was located…”

Shoot them on site!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 Triple Canopy February 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

110 MPH in a Mercedes? The dude doesn’t know how to drive…

4 Howard K. Mullins III February 15, 2013 at 4:10 PM

Darn nice car, it was.

5 The Family Dog February 15, 2013 at 4:14 PM

110mph on Highway 4???? I don’t believe it. 10mph maybe.

6 Craig Cannon February 15, 2013 at 4:17 PM

Sorry Anti-Gunners. No Gun in car. Cop said he just bought that Benz on his own with cash. Actually quite a bummer.

7 Howard K. Mullins III February 15, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Triple Canopy, true

110 is cruising speed. That car can do 160 on H4 easy.

Crooks are so dumb.

8 CatWoman February 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

That is what you call a non-driver–basic lessons needed.

9 Anon2you February 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

What a waste of a nice car…

10 Sunnymoon February 15, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Probably twinkies (the contraband.)

11 Cowellian February 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

He just bought it, huh? Well, his insurance won’t cover it. I wonder how much the cost per mile was.

12 Blink February 15, 2013 at 4:29 PM

One less entitled to the world driver off the road!

13 Jeff February 15, 2013 at 4:47 PM

Sheesh. Endangering others at 110 – have you ever heard of a police radio, dude? They are GOING to catch you!!!

14 anonanonagain February 15, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Wonder where he got the cash to buy that Benz?? Selling contraband????

15 Frank C. February 15, 2013 at 5:15 PM

I’m sure he was texting…..

16 The Grant February 15, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Not even a new MB. crappy chrome AMG wheels too

17 Chhristine February 15, 2013 at 6:02 PM

Pffft we used to do 140 on highway 4. Of course that was before CoCo was crammed full of people and highway 4 was 1 lane and generally empty.

18 CatWoman February 15, 2013 at 6:05 PM

definitely texting…I saw about 10-12 people texting while driving on my way home last night and today.

19 Heather February 15, 2013 at 6:15 PM

I’m guessing he stole it.

20 Rebekkah Lea White February 15, 2013 at 6:30 PM

Wasn’t me.

21 Nom de Plume February 15, 2013 at 6:33 PM

Hope it was their car and glad no one else was hurt.

22 Dolores February 15, 2013 at 8:01 PM

the trouble with people now a days they have to be in a hurry all the time, I wish this people slow down so that you wouldn’t get into an accident,

23 nytemuvr February 15, 2013 at 10:10 PM

@Chhristine #17
Yes we did back in the 70s….nothing west past Alhambra then.

24 Juanita pozos February 17, 2013 at 4:31 AM

To everyone who reads this : for 1 the guy driving the car is my little brother ,and his reason for high speeding is……CONSTANT HARRASMENT BY LAW ENFORCEMENT DUE TO STEREO TYPING .. THAT BENZ HE OWNS FREE AND CLEAR ,AND SCREW IT .WE WILL SHOP AROUND FOR ANOTHER ONE. IT’S NOTHING TO US . NO HE DOESN’T SELL DRUGS OR HAVE TO STEAL CARS …. WE R NATIVE AMERICAN AND HAPPEN TO BE EXTREAMLY WELL TAKEN CARE OF !!!!!! ALSO HE WAS RELEASED ,/BAILED OUT IMMEADIATLY!!! This is a awesome country isn’t it ……… $ $ $ $ $ $ $ is the key ………. And your opinions ain’t making us any extra $ , so say what u want it doesn’t matter ……. But kinda entertaining . DON’T STEREO TYPE EVEN IF SOMEONE APPEARS THUGGED OUT . THEY MIGHT HAVE THE SAME THING AS YOU A FAMILY ,MONEY, FRIENDS,LAWYERS,AND EDUCATIONS

25 Fred P. February 17, 2013 at 7:38 AM

@juanita #24

The reason for his high speeding is “constant harrassment by law enforcement due to stereo typing”…..Hmmmm -texting with BOTH thumbs?

You’re an idiot and a troll and obviously can’t construct a sentence or spell – and the driver was/is an idiot. It doesn’t matter if you’re a “native American.”

Hope he gets some serious jail time.

26 Phillip from Clayton February 17, 2013 at 9:07 AM

Wow – “harrassment by law enforcement” is the justification for speeding? Where were you when the brain cells were handed out – standing behind the door?

This goes beyond just “speeding”? Reckless endangerment, fleeing a peace officer, etc… He’s gonna be looking at some jail time – especially with “contraband” found in the car. It’s a good thing nobody else was hurt or killed – then he’d be looking at vehicular manslaughter etc….

And what does the “Native American” comment have to do with anything? Playing the “race” card again?

27 the real mccoy February 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM

@juanita #24 All I can say is what a burn on on your brother! Stacked his car and had no insurance. Now he gets to think about his actions while he walks everywhere or takes the bus. Good lesson for someone who doesn’t think they have to follow the same traffic laws as the rest of us…. Oh but you think he had a good reason? lol

28 Connie Dobbs February 17, 2013 at 9:55 AM

Stereotyping? I don’t remember anyone saying he was drunk or that the car belonged to a casino. I’d spend more time worrying about my little bro’s owning a crack pipe than I would whining about our cultural sensitivity, but then I don’t feel guilty about getting one over on the white man. Thanks for the tobacco, btw. The smallpox blanket story was made up by a white dude trying to sop up your gravy. But why should you care what we think.

29 JRConcord February 17, 2013 at 10:42 AM

@juanita
Bhhahh hah ha ha hhhyhyayayayhhahahhh hahhayya hha you are pretty funny

30 Cowellian February 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

It takes me two hands to type with one finger. Is that stereo typing or mono typing?

31 The Closer February 17, 2013 at 11:31 AM

@Juanita

Just what is the “Native American” stereotype? Was he blowing down the road in full headgear waving a tomahawk? There’s never a good reason for flying down the highway risking everybodies life. I’m just glad no one was seriously hurt, including your brother.

32 juandoe February 17, 2013 at 3:34 PM

this guy was my cellie. funny. nice guy

33 Juanita pozos February 17, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Of course those of u are entitled to your opinion but the point still stands where this is stero typing racism that needs to be brought forth . For those of you that aren’t a minority have a lot of nerve even commenting on that matter ,because you dont have to walk in the shoes of another race … Any how our family doesn’t condone not pulling over !!! And we are grateful that no one was hurt… My question is if someone isn’t fleeing from a crime in progress or doesn’t have a stolen car then y not back off for safety of everyone and let air support keep tabs on the vehicle until the car stops they can’t drive forever … So therefore the responsible party for all of this is some what equal on both parts …now that just my personal opinion,and that’s exactly y he is out on bail for 155,000 $. He has family that cares and is behind all the way ….. All the talk about the car is not whats important material things come and go ,but fortunately they come our way in abundance .

34 Dr. Jellyfinger February 17, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Just look at the front end of that car. I’ll bet the radiator got shoved into the fan plus the frame & drive train are probably all tweaked now (talk about injun trouble!).

35 Fred P. February 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

@Juanita #33….

Sure – blame others due to racism. Why am I not surprised…..

And you’re assuming I’m not a minority, because I’m castigating his actions? You are making a H3LL of an assumption!

And now you use your law enforcement “expertise” to question LE’s actions and think they should “back off”? Please enlighten us with your expertise in law enforcement procedures and policies (by agency)…

Or are you just another idiot that blames others?

Never mind, I know the answer.

36 Cowellian February 17, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Juanita Pozos, your abuse of the language is almost as horrendous as your lack of thinking skills.

37 Connie Dobbs February 17, 2013 at 9:59 PM

You’re a good sister, Juanita. Best of luck.

38 anon February 17, 2013 at 10:46 PM

3 sides to every story. yours, there’s and the truth.

39 anon February 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM

juanita,
i’m very confused now. The cops found contraband. And you say he was speeding because of stereotyping. so the cops were chasing him for absolutely no reason except he’s native american as they have done befoe? i understand there are some bad cops, but this is not adding up at all. . sometimes family does a disservice to a loved one by being against the consequences of their actions and blaming the other party for them. some family members know how to lie and manipulate others very well. people using drugs lie. or did he tell you the drugs were a friends, not his. youre not doing him a favor by supporting any bad behavior. with the cops being after him as you say and them finding contraband it sounds very possible this is the case w. your brother. there are things about his lifestyle that need to change and by his family not holding him accountable the behavior will continue and only become uglier as time goes on. we all need to look forward in our lives as to what outcome we can expect from our actions.

40 BIRDII February 18, 2013 at 2:48 PM

A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE HARRASED BY THE POLICE IN NOT ONLY CONCORD BUT EVERY CITY. IVE WHITTNSED IT QUITE A BIT OVER THE PAST YEARS. WATCH THEM BEAT UP, AND KILL INOCCENT PEOPLE. BUT THE LAST YEAR IVE SPENT OUT HERE IN CONCORD IVE WATCHED CONCORD PD HARRAS SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS AND I PERSONALLY THINK THEY NEED TO INVESTIGATE. SO PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT ALL COPS ARE SWEET ANGELS , THEYRE NOT DONT BE FOOLISH

41 Howard K. Mullins III February 18, 2013 at 4:28 PM

@Birdii

Love the shouting, tells people a lot about yourself.

I guess if your perfect then you can accuse others of being imperfect.

All the people on this planet are ruled by emotion in one way or another. How can anyone dictate that one segment, or profession, not be part of the planetary community?

In my experience with police, you treat them with respect, you get the same back. Now that is not always the case, but it works the majority of the time. Treat police belligerently, you might get your head split open and deservedly so.

No one is a sweet angle but a sweet angle. I know a couple, do you?

42 ChampagneKitty February 18, 2013 at 5:06 PM

I agree with Howard #41. I can’t speak for the whole dept. because I haven’t met every single one, but I have met quite a few members of the Concord police and they are good people. That includes the chief. Similar to what Howard just said, if you are friendly with the police, they will be friendly back. If you treat them with hostility and suspicion, then they will treat you the same way. So I’m not buying Birdii’s schtick.

43 Clayton Rd February 19, 2013 at 10:41 AM

If he didn’t have anything to hide he would have pulled over like anybody else

44 juanita pozos February 20, 2013 at 11:18 PM

various law enforcement in contra costa county make it thier job to keep extra close eyes on anyone that catches thier eye in the wrong way . . . really if they think your drug related …..even tho they have been right! in some of thier dealings with a few friends of mine did they make any arrests no, did they confiscate yes ! did they take large amounts of cash yes! some of them are the same if not worse than your average bad guy ..for those of you that cant belive it good for you it must be nice.

45 juanita pozos February 20, 2013 at 11:29 PM

I think my brother should of pulled over most definatly,and i know that he feels the same, now he is one guy that has been assulted by law enforcement on more than one occasion ..also when he was a juvenile. to know a little of our background with the dealings with law enforcement arent good or legal yes on both parts ….but were the only ones who have done time ,paid fines and lived on egg shell on probation parole ect…… the pictures painted of certain individuals in our imeadiate family our added lies . now you can choose to belive in the ones that are supossed to protect us and our rights .some do exist that is true …there still is that percentage that arent tho… what can be done about those ?????? i dont know yet but dam it were gonna start some where

46 Travis Bickle February 21, 2013 at 7:26 AM

@juanita:

Might one conclude that your family’s accumulation of vast wealth is not the result of authoring novels and instructional manuals?

47 juanita pozos February 25, 2013 at 2:13 PM

@ travis bickle our wealth happens to be from a law suit against the united states from miss handeling funds from our tribal trust accounts..THAT WAS CAUGHT BY THE OBAHAMA ADMINISTRATION AND REPLACED…….ITS ALL LEGAL MONEY…………THANK YOU

48 juanita pozos February 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM

@ ANONN IM NOT SAYING THAT WE CONDONE THE DRUGS OR HIS ACTIONS THAT DAY BUT OBSERVATIONS OF MY BROTHERS DEALINGS WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT SINCE THE FIRST INCIDENT HAVE BEEN SOMEWHAT UNFAIR IS ALL IM SAYING . MY BROTHER IS A GUY THAT HAS MADE A FEW BAD CHOICIES ,BUT HE HAS PAID HIS DEBT TO SOCIETY ,AND THEN SOME. i think that he was just desperate to keep his freedom. and basically panicked…wrong choice most definatly

49 juanita pozos February 25, 2013 at 2:42 PM

@ fred p. im not assuming anything when the initial attempt to pull him over its was because the car had dealer plates, wich isnt against any law correct…. so like i said plain harrasment………………………………………he wasnt fleeing from a crime or in a stolen car ..

50 Connie Dobbs February 25, 2013 at 3:02 PM

Yeah. Thanks, Obahama.

Juanita, in the remote chance that you and your brother share a last name, you may want to quit yapping about his juvie record and all the other times he’s been hassled by The Man. This blog’s a form of public record.

51 The Closer February 25, 2013 at 4:04 PM

Man, this thread is like a boomerang. It keeps coming back. Where do I sign up for the money grab? This administration has been “miss handeling” my money for years.

52 juanita pozos February 25, 2013 at 4:47 PM

blabbing! it wouldnt matter saying something that is what it is at this point,and is there any lawyers any one might recccomend im shopping around

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