Two men are in custody following a pursuit that began on Interstate 5 and continued on surface streets in the Woodland area Monday afternoon.
About 2:49 p.m., a Yolo County sheriff’s deputy saw a vehicle being driven recklessly through an intersection on the outskirts of Woodland. The vehicle failed to yield to the deputy’s lights and siren, and a pursuit began on on I-5, north of Woodland. California Highway Patrol officers joined sheriff’s deputies in the chase, according to a Yolo County Sheriff’s Office news release.
A passenger jumped from the vehicle near the intersection of Aspen Street and Kentucky Avenue and was apprehended shortly afterward. The vehicle continued on, eventually traveling south on the shoulder of northbound I-5, sheriff’s officials said. Law enforcement officers lost sight of the vehicle in the area of East Main Street and Highway 113, but a concerned Woodland resident called to report that the vehicle was in the 1800 block of Blowers Drive.
The vehicle was found unoccupied. Aided by Woodland Police and the CHP, sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter. The driver was located several blocks away and taken into custody, sheriff’s officials said.
David Gomez, 25, of Woodland was arrested on suspicion of felony evasion. Marco Medina, 25, also of Woodland, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance and for an outstanding warrant.