Maneuver to >> DUI to>> ARREST!
afternoon April 12th in Big Bear City, San Bernardino County Sheriff
Deputy Hunsicker of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station, attempted to conduct a
traffic stop after observing a white Mustang with expired registration
tags. Near the intersection of North
Shore Drive and Division Drive, at approximately 4:20 P.M the Mustang male
driver failed to yield and pull over per the deputy’s signals.
continued westward on North Shore Drive, speeding up and passing vehicles crossing
over the double yellow line. A short
pursuit ensued through the town of Fawnskin and State Route 18 west to Running
Bear Sheriff’s Patrol units assisted with tracking the vehicle and preparation
for potential deployment of spike strips at strategically staged
While in the
Arctic Circle, the driver made a U-turn on SR-18 and headed East towards the
City of Big Bear Lake. During the
pursuit, the driver reached speeds up to 80 mph and violating multiple
California Vehicle Codes. To ensure
public safety on the roadways, Sheriff Deputies continued to follow and monitor
the Mustang. Sheriff Deputy B. Francis
assisted in the pursuit and stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Big
Bear Boulevard and Jeffries Road, activating a successful Pursuit Intervention
The Mustang driver,
identified as 33-year-old Michael Davis, was taken into custody without further
incident. Davis was found to have
alcohol in his vehicle and was determined to be under the influence. Davis was booked into the Big Bear Jail on
felony charges of evading a peace officer and disregard for public safety, and
a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
A records check
confirmed that Davis was on Post Release Community Supervision with San
Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department for a previous criminal violation.
remains in custody at the Big Bear Jail without the possibility of bail. An arraignment hearing in this matter has
been set for April 14, 2017 in San Bernardino County Superior Court.
VIDEO : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRfVBvSjqM4
From Wikipedia,The PIT maneuver, or precision
immobilization technique, is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing car can
force a fleeing car to abruptly turn sideways, causing the driver to lose
control and stop other names include pit block pit stop and blocking.
Police departments throughout the United
including the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in California have come to believe
that, when executed properly, PIT is an intermediate force option that can
safely end a pursuit. Police vehicles often have reinforced front bumpers to
support this technique.[