Chico CHP pursuit ends in arrest

Dec 7, 2015 10:22 AM by News Team

California Highway Patrol officers arrested Ryan Blinston, 32, of Oroville after a short pursuit Sunday.

According to CHP, the incident started around 1:30 p.m. in the Chico Mall parking lot. Officer Blair Parrott saw a blue Ford F-150 which was reported stolen. As Officer Parrott attempted to order Blinston out of the truck, he drove off and fled through the mall parking lot.

Officer Parrott then pursued the truck which ended up in another parking lot about a block away. Blinston had hit another truck, a tree and came to a stop after ramming Parrott’s patrol vehicle.

Blinston ran but was tackled down. He was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, driving under the influence, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and felony evading.


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