General Crime

* Salinas Man Jose Bravo, 19, Leads Police On High Speed Chase After Crash He Is Arrested

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A man driving a stolen car led a Monterey County sheriff’s deputy on a high speed chase early Tuesday morning that ended when he crashed the car, tried to run and was Tasered by the pursuing deputy.Jose Bravo, 19, was arrested for charges that include stealing a car, reckless driving, and evading arrest, according to Cmdr. Mike Richards. Bravo’s home address is unclear.A deputy observed Bravo driving recklessly in a 1990 Honda Accord around 3 a.m. on East Blanco Road in Salinas, Richards said. According to the deputy’s report, Bravo ran a red light at Blanco and Sanborn roads and would not pull over when the deputy turned on his emergency lights and siren.Blanco drove at a high speed, Richards said, pursued by the deputy. At one point, he crossed into oncoming traffic to pass a tractor-trailer.Blanco crashed his vehicle into a pole at the intersection of South Sanborn Road and Mayfair Drive, Richards said, got out and tried to run. The deputy used a Taser to stun him into submission, Richards said, and took Blanco into custody.The car turned out to be stolen from a Marina man. Richards said that substance abuse or alcohol “doesn’t appear to be an issue.”

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