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19-year-old from Phelan arrested after leading police on a 67-mile long pursuit

HESPERIA, Calif. ( –A 19-year-old that led police on a 67-mile-long pursuit was taken into custody in Phelan.

It happened on August 29, 2022, at about 1:54 am, when a deputy with the Hesperia Police Department attempted to stop a Honda being driven at a high rate of speed, near Main Street and Topaz Avenue.

The driver, Gabriel Nolasco, a resident of Phelan, failed to yield and led deputies on a pursuit through Hesperia, Victorville, and Phelan.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said the pursuit came to an end at Smith and Elsinore Roads in Phelan after deputies deployed a spike strip and then used a PIT maneuver on the Honda.

Nolasco was taken into custody without further incident. He was booked at HDDC for VC2800.2 Felony Evading and is being held on a $100,000 bail. He is scheduled for arraignment inside a Victorville courtroom on August 31st.

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