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Suspected drunk driver attempts to escape police, crashes into rail

Redding police said that a suspected drunk driver attempted to escape from officers, but ended up crashing into a guardrail in Redding.

Posted: Dec 16, 2017 8:36 AM

Redding police said that a suspected drunk driver attempted to escape from officers, but ended up crashing into a guardrail in Redding.

According to Redding police, this happened just before 2 a.m., Saturday when Officer Jamie Rouland spotted a Jaguar sports car speeding as it traveled eastbound on Cypress towards Victor Avenue.

As the officer attempted to catch up, the Jaguar ran a red light while turning southbound on Victor Avenue.

The car continued to speed southbound until it struck the guardrail on the bridge just south of Conifer Way and then lost control and skidded to a stop in the middle of the road.

24-year-old Jordan Lawrence Bettes of Redding was identified as the driver of the Jaguar and was later arrested for evading police.
Police said that Bettes was:

• Driving under the influence
• Driving with a suspended license

Bettes was also on probation for a previous charge of driving under the influence.

Police said that Bettes had minor to non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Shasta Regional Medical Center as a precaution prior to being booked into the Shasta County Jail.

The bridge railing sustained minor damage.

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