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Man faces California drug charges after fleeing deputies

Purposely avoiding arrest can exacerbate legal problems for those who are eventually arrested by law enforcement. This can result in additional criminal charges as well as the possibility of more severe punishment. One man seems to have made this mistake in a recent incident, which resulted in him facing California drug charges in San Diego County.

The man's arraignment was recently scheduled for late October, following an incident in which the man had allegedly thrown illicit drugs out of his moving vehicle while leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase. Apparently, the 42-year-old driver decided not to pull over after a deputy attempted to stop him at around 1:15 a.m. The deputy was attempting to pull over the man for a traffic violation, according to police reports.

The driver is being accused of throwing things out of his car as he sped off. One of the objects that he allegedly threw out of his car was a backpack containing approximately three ounces of methamphetamine. Authorities also discovered a small amount of heroin in the backpack. Additionally, a digital scale and packaging materials were retrieved from the backpack.

The man finally pulled over his vehicle in front of his own home in San Diego County and then jumped out of the vehicle and continued to run away from deputies. He was finally discovered hiding in a neighbor's yard by deputies. The suspect was arrested for California drug charges, evading police, driving while intoxicated and committing a felony after being released on bail. 

Source:, "Arraignment for suspect in chase and drug case", Oct. 23, 2014

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