Press Releases

Sunday 03/27/2016 6:07 PM - Vehicle Pursuit

Contact: Douglas Scotto
Phone: (805) (805)781-4553
Type of Incident: Vehicle Pursuit
Date and Time of Incident: 03-27-2016 / 4:06 PM
Place of Occurrence: HWY 101 Southbound / Las Tablas Road, Templeton, CA
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Flores, Marco Emanuel - 31 year old male from Elk Grove, CA
Details of News Release: On 03-27-16, at 4:06 PM, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for observed traffic violations. The driver of the vehicle willfully failed to yield to the deputy's emergency lighting. The driver of the vehicle varied his speed between 35-95 MPH with an average speed between 65 to 70 MPH. At times, the driver of the pursued vehicle used evasive driving maneuvers to avoid arrest. The pursuit covered a distance of approximately 15 miles, mostly along HWY 101 southbound and northbound, until the driver stopped his vehicle at HWY 101 NB / Spring Street, Paso Robles. When the driver stopped his vehicle, he attempted to flee on foot but fell and was taken into custody without the need for use of physical force. The driver was identified by his California Driver's License as, Marco Emanuel Flores. A records check revealed that Flores had an active misdemeanor arrest warrant out of Solano County and a suspended driver's license. Flores was arrested for the outstanding arrest warrant, driving on a suspended license, reckless driving, and felony evading of a police officer in a motor vehicle. Flores was transported to the San Luis Obispo County Jail where he will be booked for the above listed charges. Neither Flores, involved law enforcement officers, nor any non-involved persons were injured in this incident.

Prepared By: dscotto
Released: Sunday 03/27/2016 6:07 PM