Spike Strip Stops Speeder During Pursuit That Reached 120 mph, Says CHP

The suspect in a high speed chase pulled over after spike strip deployed.

The suspect in a high-speed chase pulled over after spike strip deployed. [Photo by a reader]

This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

On 05/07/2018, at approximately 0740, CHP dispatch received multiple 911 calls of a white Toyota Corolla driving recklessly on US-101 [northbound] just south of Hopland. The vehicle was reported to be crossing over double yellow lines and driving in excess of 100 mph. CHP units located the suspect vehicle on US- 101 [northbound] just north of Perkins Street. A traffic stop was initiated on US101 at the Highway 20 overcrossing. The suspect vehicle then fled at a high rate of speed and led the CHP on a twenty two mile pursuit. The driver drove in a reckless manner and

reached speeds of 120 mph. Willits Police Department and Mendocino County Sheriffs Officers deployed a spike strip, which led to the suspect vehicle to come to a stop on US101 north of Reynolds Highway. A high risk stop was initiated and the suspect [Orlando Miguel Zepedaperez, age 23 of Novato]

was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Mendocino County Jail.

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