Leggett Man Arrested After Wild Run, Alleges Mendocino Law Enforcement
It took multiple law enforcement agencies to corral John Hill of Leggett late Sunday night, said Mendocino County Sheriff Lt. Greg Stefani. A Mendocino Sheriff’s deputy spotted Hill tailgating on Hwy 1, Stefani said, and attempted to pull Hill over. Hill left the main road and the officer “lost him on dirt roads.”
According to Stefani, the California Highway Patrol eventually located Hill and “the chase resumed.” Speeds were “under 100 mph” and there was “not a lot of heavy traffic” in the area between Mendocino and Fort Bragg.
Fort Bragg police coming from the north were able to lay down a spiked strip which punctured Hill’s tires. Hill then surrendered without incident, Stefani said.
Hill was arrested for felony evading a peace officer and evading a police officer by going the wrong way. He also was arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence and driving when privilege is revoked.