Saying he ran because he had a suspended driver's license and didn't want police towing his car away, a 31-year-old Modesto driver led police on a chase, was captured and lost his car anyway.
The incident happened at 10:12 a.m. on Monday, Oct 3.
At 10:12 a.m. Officer Justin Canatsy attempted to stop a four-door tan Buick Le Sabre for running a stop sign at the intersection of Herndon and Valente Way. The driver, Brandon Williams 31, of Modesto, failed to pull over and fled southbound on Musick Avenue. Canatsy pursued the vehicle as it fled residential areas east on Nadine. Williams failed to stop for a posted stop sign at Richland Avenue before turning northbound on Richland Avenue and then westbound on Holm Avenue, now with the officer activating emergency lights and sirens.
At speeds between 60 mph and 75 mph in residential areas, the pursuit went northbound on Musick Avenue and eastbound on Woodworth, into the north Ceres area. The Buick drove into the 800 block of River Raft Court where it slowed as Williams opened door and jumped from the car as it rolled. Williams tumbled on the ground as Canatsy ran up and handcuffed him.
The car came to a slow stop without damaging anything.
Williams was booked into the County Jail for evading a police officer, reckless driving and driving with a suspended driver's license and driving a car with expired registration.