Scotia Man Arrested After Striking Passenger With Car While Fleeing Police
A man was arrested near Rio Dell after a brief car chase earlier this week.
Around 11 a.m. on Monday, Rio Dell Police pulled over a Toyota FJ Cruiser near First Avenue and Dixie Street in Rio Dell.
“The original stop was for an expired registration,” Chief Graham Hill said.
Hill said during the stop three people got out of the vehicle. As the people exited, the driver fled and struck one of the passengers in the process. The Toyota eventually stopped on the northbound side of Highway 101 near Wildwood Avenue.
The driver, 40-year-old Justin Tuey of Scotia, was booked for evading police, possession of cannabis, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of probation and driving on a suspended license.
Hill said the passenger who was struck by the vehicle fled the scene as well. When officers made contact with her later, she declined medical attention.