[UPDATE Wednesday] Northbound Traffic on 101 North of Weott Slowed as Multiple Law Enforcement Try to Stop an SUV
Traffic headed northbound on Hwy 101 north of Weott at approximately 5:40 p.m. are forced to travel significantly slower than the speed limit as law enforcement attempts to stop a white SUV. One reader, Rhonda Harris, who is behind the incident and took the video reports that they are going 16 MPH.
Another person about 5:50 p.m. reports that there are around “eight cop cars north of the Honeydew cutoff” chasing the white SUV.
UPDATE 6:09 p.m.: Rhonda Harris reports that the parade is now one mile south of Pepperwood.
UPDATE 6:12 p.m.: According to Harris, the SUV does not have its lights on. The parade is now north of Pepperwood.
UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: According to Harris, debris is falling off the SUV. Below is a second video that shows how slow the chase was proceeding at one time. The speed has since picked up to about 45 mph. The parade is passing Stafford now.
UPDATE 6:39 p.m.: According to Jonathan Beck another reader stuck in the northbound traffic behind the SUV and law enforcement, Law enforcement blocked both north and southbound lanes about a half mile north of Stafford and south of Scotia. As of 6:39 p.m., “They are now letting southbound go.” But Beck said, northbound is still stopped.
UPDATE 6:50 p.m.: The vehicle was stopped by law enforcement and the suspect is in custody. Below is a video by Rhonda Harris.
UPDATE 6:53 p.m.: Reader Sarah Giventer Kaber who is right behind the officers posted on our Facebook page that officers used a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle
and then used a taser to take the suspect into custody. [Update: Officer William Wunderlich, a spokesperson for the Garberville office of the California Highway Patrol, said there was no use of force involved in arresting the woman driver.]
UPDATE 6:56 p.m.: Jonathan Beck sent us this photo from the scene.UPDATE Wednesday: Last Night’s Slow Speed Chase Up Hwy 101 Was Missing Person, Says CHP