Shasta County Traffic Stop Turns Into High-Speed Chase

A traffic stop in Shasta County turned into a high-speed chase when the suspect fled the scene.

Posted: Jan 1, 2019 2:52 PM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - A traffic stop in Shasta County turned into a high-speed chase when the suspect fled the scene.

Shasta County deputies said that the incident happened just before 3 a.m. on Tuesday morning. 

Officers tried to pull over Christian Hughes, 42, of Anderson, but he refused to stop. Instead, he fled southbound on Happy Valley Road reaching speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. 

After about three and a half miles, he drove eastbound from Happy Balley Road onto Andrea Way in Anderson. During the maneuver, his pickup truck collided into a tree. 

Hughes attempted to flee the scene on foot, but officers were able to detain him in the wooded area. 

He showed signs of intoxication while he was arrested. He was booked into Shasta County Jail for driving under the influence, hit and run, driving on a suspended license for DUI, failure to yield and resisting arrest. 

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