McKinleyville Follow up
Thursday around 8:30 p.m., as reported on this site, scanner traffic indicated that a California Highway Patrol Officer held three at gunpoint after a traffic collision resulted in a fight..
Well, that’s not exactly what really happened, according to CHP spokesperson Cy May.
May said that an officer spotted a 1999 Honda Civic speeding. According to May, the officer activated his lights to indicate the car should pull over. The driver failed to do so for several blocks, May said. Eventually, the driver stopped in front of a residence in the 1300 block of Fernwood Drive.
At that time, May said, “Multiple occupants exited the vehicle…These people were agitated, yelling.”
May said the officer was concerned as there were multiple subjects and the vehicle had not obeyed the law and pulled over as they should have when the officer’s lights were activated.
The officer detained the three at gunpoint. Other law enforcement showed up. The female driver was unlicensed and was cited. One of the passengers was “under the influence of drugs and had paraphernalia on him,” May said. That passenger was arrested.