Suspects Held at Gunpoint on HWY 99

April 28, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Traffic on Highway 99 came to a halt Sunday afternoon as a correctional officer held a gun on two men who had just run away from a one-car accident.Traffic on Highway 99 in Fresno County should be back to normal after a correctional officer held a gun on two men who had just run away from a car crash.

It happened on northbound 99 near North Avenue. Skid marks show the spot where the driver lost control. The car went up onto an embankment and hit a tree. Part of the tree was still stuck to the car.

Highway Patrol officers said the men ran away, but a correctional officer caught them and held them at gunpoint.

The driver was given a sobriety test and both men were taken into custody.


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