An Oregon man was in Sonoma County Jail on Thursday, arrested Wednesday night after fleeing from authorities and then crashing, according to the CHP.
Roy Lee Jones Jr. was believed to be under the influence of stimulants at the time of the crash, the CHP said in a news release.
Jones was arrested on suspicion of reckless evasion, driving under the influence, resisting arrest, providing false information to officers and driving without a license. He also was wanted on a felony warrant involving drug charges, the CHP said.
According to the CHP, at 5:30 p.m. Jones, 46, driving a silver Acura Integra, ran a red light in Petaluma. A CHP officer tried to pull Jones over, pursuing him on northbound Highway 101 and as he took the Old Redwood Highway exit at Penngrove.
At Minnesota Avenue, Jones’ Acura clipped a Nissan and flipped, coming to rest on its roof on the west shoulder, the CHP said.
The pursuing officer exited his vehicle and approached Jones’ car, at which point Jones tried to climb through the passenger-side window and flee. Jones fought aggressively before being handcuffed and taken into custody, according to officers.
Jones was taken to a nearby hospital and treated for minor injuries before being taken to the jail, where he is being held on $100,000 bond.
The driver of the Nissan that Jones’ car hit was uninjured, and the officer involved in the fight received minor injuries, according to the release.
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