A man accused of a violating a restraining order was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon after leading law enforcement officers in a pursuit from the North Highlands area to south Sacramento County.
Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies responded about 11:30 a.m. to the 6700 block of Blue Duck Way in the Foothill Farms area regarding a family disturbance. One of the parties causing the disturbance had a restraining order against him, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.
When deputies arrived, they were told that the 32-year-old suspect had carjacked the victim’s vehicle and left the scene. Deputies found the suspect driving the vehicle near Elkhorn Boulevard and Walerga Road in North Highlands. They attempted a vehicle stop, but the suspect fled with deputies in pursuit.
Deputies chased the vehicle for approximately 45 minutes, sometimes reaching speeds of 90 mph, sheriff’s officials said. The suspect failed to stop for numerous red lights and stop signs.
When the suspect entered the freeway, California Highway Patrol officers took over the chase, which continued south on Interstate 5. The pursuit ended when the suspect’s vehicle went off the roadway on River Road, south of Twin Cities Road.
The suspect, whose name has not been released, was taken into custody and was to be taken to the Sacramento County Main Jail. Sheriff’s officials said he will be booked on suspicion of felony evasion, carjacking and violation of a restraining order.