DUI Driver Arrested After Attempting to Evade Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies

According to a recent story appearing on The Sierra Sun Times website, a man was arrested on charges of DUI and assault with a deadly weapon after he tried to evade Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies on Tuesday.

Sgt. R. Armendariz, a spokesperson for the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, said that deputies from the Jurupa Valley Station in Norco responded to a call from the 3800 block of Pedley Avenue regarding a suspicious person on Tuesday, February 21.

Deputies located the suspect and believed that he was under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substance and attempted to stop him. The suspect, 54-year-old Ryan Kendall, took off, and deputies initiated a pursuit.

The Riverside Police Department’s K9 team assisted the Riverside Sheriff’s Department deputies.  The law enforcement offers pursued Kendall into the city of Corona. Police used an armored vehicle, a PIT (Precision Immobilization Technique) maneuver, and with the deployment of tire deflation spikes, could stop the pursuit.

The measures deflated all four tires on Kendall’s vehicle, causing it to spin out. Kendall then accelerated and rammed two Riverside County Sheriff’s cruisers. Law enforcement officers were able to finally disable Kendall’s vehicle and place him under arrest.

Kendall was taken to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries. After his release, he was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on the charges of DUI, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, evading, resisting arrest, and other related charges.

No police officers or sheriff’s deputies were injured in the incident.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department asks anyone with any further information about the incident to contact Deputy Whittenburg at the Jurupa Valley Station at (951) 955-2600.

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