The officer attempted to stop the Nissan, but the driver kept going and a short, low-speed pursuit ensued. It ended when Rodriguez pulled over in the 3800 block of
Rodriguez and his passenger, a 21-year-old woman, were taken into custody.
During search of the vehicle, officers found a firearm and a canister that contained a substance that field-tested positive for the presence of cocaine, the release stated.
Rodriguez and the woman were taken to a nearby hospital for medical evaluation. Upon Rodriguez's release, he was taken to the
A crash investigation showed Rodriguez's Nissan was traveling east on West Beauregard when it failed to control speed, left the roadway and crashed into a highway sign, street light pole and signal light box. No other vehicles were involved. Witnesses at the scene told officers that Rodriguez fled the scene once he learned bystanders called police, the release stated.
Rodriguez was issued citations for no insurance and failure to stop and give Information upon striking a fixed object.
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