Redding High Speed Chase

Redding High Speed Chase

Redding High Speed Chase

Redding High Speed Chase

Hi, I’m Ed Smith, a Redding personal injury lawyer. A high speed chase was under way from Redding to Old Shasta on Monday, July 11, 2016.

What Happened?

Sergeant Ross of the California Highway Patrol stated that a CHP followed behind a pickup truck to check the plates. The CHP officer was following the truck on northbound I-5 where they later discovered the plates of the vehicle came back as stolen. The CHP officer then attempted to pull the driver over at the Bonnyview Road exit but the driver of the vehicle did not make any attempt to comply with CHP protocol. CHP chased the vehicle from Redding all the way to Old Shasta where the vehicle, a 1971 Ford pickup, began to experience mechanical problems in the vicinity of Victoria Drive. The motorist jumped out of the vehicle leaving a pregnant passenger in the vehicle. The pickup rolled down and struck a CHP unit.

CHP Investigation Reports

The driver of the vehicle was later identified as 36-year-old Larry Pearson Jr. from Cushing, Oklahoma and the pregnant passenger of the vehicle was identified as 27-year-old Janessa L. Rhyne from Idaho. Rhyne had to be transported to the hospital as a safety precaution.

Suspect Arrested

The pickup was abandoned on Highland Circle where Pearson began running on foot from the officers. A CHP helicopter found Pearson hiding in an area of bushes where he later surrendered after authorities surrounded the area. Pearson was taken into custody.

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