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Spike strips used to end high speed pursuit in Victorville

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( — A spike strip was used to stop a driver who evaded deputies Tuesday night.

On August 7, 2018, at 9:21 p.m., Deputy Z. Vogel, from the Victorville Police Department, conducted a traffic stop near Hook Blvd. and Arlette Dr. for a vehicle code violation, according to Victorville Media Relations Officer Mara Rodriguez.

“Deputy Vogel requested identification from the driver, Francisco Molina. Molina claimed he did not have identification with him. When asked to step out of the vehicle Molina put his vehicle in drive and fled,” stated Rodriguez.

Vogel pursued Molina, in his marked patrol unit with emergency lights and siren activated.

Assisting deputies were able to effectively deploy spike strips on Amargosa Road.

The pursuit continued eastbound on Bear Valley Road until the vehicle became fully disabled near Apatite Avenue.

“During the pursuit, Molina drove at excessive speeds, struck another vehicle, and failed to yield at multiple stop signs and red signal lights,” stated Rodriguez.

He was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for evading a Peace Officer.

Upon further investigation, it was determined Molina did not have a valid driver’s license. The case was forwarded to the District Attorney’s office for review and consideration of further charges.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip

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