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Wednesday 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. 

The Mustang 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 Springs. 

Additional Big Bear Sheriff’s Patrol units assisted with tracking the vehicle and preparation for potential deployment of spike strips at strategically staged locations. 

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 Technique (PIT).  

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. 

Michel Davis 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.[1]

Police departments throughout the United States 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.[