MT. SHASTA, Calif. – Authorities from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are still searching for a man who they say drove recklessly on Interstate 5 on Friday afternoon, almost causing several wrecks. They said the driver was traveling at speeds of 80-100 mph.
According to CHP Sgt. T. Hinkson several calls concerning the black Cadillac that was seen being driven at high speeds on the freeway were received by dispatch, starting shortly after 2:00 p.m. on Friday.
Law enforcement caught up with the 2007 Cadillac just north of Redding and chased the driver all the way to Mt. Shasta. The man arrived at the Siskiyou County city at 2:50 p.m., just about ½ hour after the man was first located by authorities.
The driver crashed the Cadillac and ran into some bushes located on the 1300 block of Ream Ave. in the City of Mt. Shasta.
The man was not located by air or ground resources so now authorities are asking citizens for their help in apprehending the driver.
According to the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, the man is 24 years old. The black man was sporting an Afro hairstyle, had no shirt, was wearing brown shorts, and only had one show.
The Sheriff’s Office said the man should be considered to be armed and dangerous. They said anyone who sees the man should not make contact but should call 9-1-1 immediately.