Redding Man in Critical Condition After Leading Officers on Chase

Oct 9, 2013 7:25 AM

A Redding man is in critical condition after he refused to stop for officers and led them on a high speed chase. It happened around 12:40 Wednesday morning when an officer tried to pull over a black 1993 Jeep Cherokee for a traffic violation in the Huntington Drive and Churn Creek Road area in Redding. The driver, later identified as 25-year-old Skyler Davies, failed to stop and continued east onto Highway 44.

Davies reached speeds around 100 mph before turning northbound and running into a barbed wire fence. He was ejected from the car and found unconscious on the ground by responding officers.

As of 3:30 Wednesday morning, he is listed in critical condition at Mercy Medical Center.

The case is being sent to the Shasta County District Attorney's office for considerations of a criminal complaint against Davies for Felony Evading a Peace Officer, Felony Evading while Driving on the Wrong Side of the Roadway, Driving Under the Influence, Driving with a Blood Alcohol Content of .01 or More While on Probation for Driving Under the Influence.


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