High Speed Chase Leads to Drug Arrest

A man is behind bars after police say he tried to run officers over before leading them on a wild high speed chase through the streets of Redding.

Posted: May 17, 2018 4:15 PM

REDDING, Calif.—A man is behind bars after police say he tried to run officers over before leading them on a wild high speed chase through the streets of Redding.

Thursday morning police were at the 7-Eleven on Eureka Way when they spotted 31 year old Joseph Pearson.

Police say they knew he was on probation from a previous arrest.

When police approached his car they say Pearson sped away nearly hitting an officer.

Officers began to chase Pearson.

They say Pearson ran stop signs forcing a car to swerve into oncoming traffic.

Officers say he threw bags of cocaine and heroin out of the window before eventually pulling over and surrendering.

No one was injured in the incident.

Pearson was booked for assault with a deadly weapon, resisting arrest, evading police, and drug charges.

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