Police Chase Near East Laurel Drive Ends in Two-Vehicle Collision

SALINAS, CA (June 6, 2023) – Early Saturday morning, police arrested Jesus Alberto Cervantes after a high-speed police chase resulted in a two-vehicle crash.

The pursuit started around 3:45 a.m. near East Laurel Drive and Towt Street. According to the report, officers attempted to pull over a gray Honda Accord due to a traffic violation.

However, the Honda driver did not cooperate and fled the scene, running past a red light. Police also said the Honda drove at a high rate of speed on the wrong side of the road.

Subsequently, the suspect entered the US Highway 101 south on-ramp from East Market Street and attempted to make a U-turn.

The suspect then collided with a 2015 Honda Accord driven by a 43-year-old man, causing the suspect to lose control. Ultimately, the suspect’s Honda went off the Highway and came to a stop 15 feet down an embankment.

Responding paramedics treated the civilian driving the 2015 Honda and released him at the scene. Meanwhile, fire units extricated the suspect to his vehicle and transported him to a local center for serious injuries.

43-year-old Jesus Alberto Cervantes will be booked to Salinas County Jail for evading officers and resisting arrest. According to the police, Cervantes was trying to get away to avoid at least four felony warrants.

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