A high speed pursuit followed by a Yolo County Sheriff's Deputy opening fire has landed a 28-year-old man behind bars. Sunday Night, the deputy tried to pull over a car driving Northbound on I-5 in Woodland. The car instead sped up and reached speeds over 110 miles per hour. The deputy terminated the pursuit for public safety reasons, but later came across the car on County Road 8, west of I-5.
The car then rammed the patrol car and the driver flashed a gun at the deputy. The deputy then opened fire at the car, hitting the it twice. The driver bailed from the car near the United Truck Stop and was soon apprehended by two CHP officers. The suspect was arrested for Assault with a deadly weapon likely to cause great bodily injury, assault with a firearm on a peace officer, ex-felon in possession of a firearm, and felony evading a peace officer.
He is being held in the Yolo County Jail on $260,000 bond.