You may think that attempting to evade police will help you avoid that DUI charge. However, if caught, the charges that you face can be much, much worse than just a simple DUI, which may be a simple misdemeanor. In fact, if you willfully and recklessly attempt to evade a police officer, you may be charged with what is called felony reckless evading. If your attempt at evasion causes the injury or a death of another, you can be charged with evading an officer causing injury or death. This is usually in addition to any DUI charge you may receive.
KTLA reports on a suspected DUI driver who led police on a high-speed chase before crashing into three cars. The incident took place in North Hollywood on the night of October 5. Two LAPD officers initially attempted to stop a Jaguar who was speeding down Lankershim Boulevard with no lights at around 9:30 p.m.
The driver did not stop and sped away, but the high-speed pursuit did not last long – just about a minute. It was then that the Jaguar ran a red light and collided with a car who was legally traveling through the intersection. The Jaguar then bowled into two other cars who were stopped at the traffic light.
Two people needed to be taken to the hospital via ambulance to have their injuries treated. One of them suffered from a broken clavicle. The other, who was one of the pursuit officers, suffered from internal injuries.
The driver of the Jaguar, who was not named, was taken into custody. They face charges of DUI and evading police.
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