High speed chase in Fresno and Clovis ends with arrest

February 18, 2013 12:08:01 AM PST
A Fresno man is facing charges for trying to run down police officers after he led them on a chase through Fresno and Clovis overnight.

The chase ended on Clovis Avenue, between Olive and Highway 180. Police said officers spotted 27-year-old George Hernandez near Huntington Boulevard and Maple driving a stolen car. They said when they tried to pull him over, he took off -- at one point even driving the wrong way on Clovis Avenue.

Investigators say he later tried to run officers down before they used their cars to stop him.

"The officers used a pit maneuver, where they moved their car into the suspect car. When they did that it caused the Honda to roll, and it landed on its wheels, and he continued driving," said Joe Gomez, Fresno Police Department.

Another officer was able to get Hernandez to stop. Officers say he then put up a fight before he was taken into custody.

He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center for treatment of some minor injuries. He was then booked into the Fresno County Jail.


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