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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Thursday March 30th, 2017 :: 04:24 p.m. PDT


Deputies arrest SF man after high speed pursuit this morning.

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a San Francisco man after he led them on a high speed pursuit this morning. The incident started at about 1:00 AM when a deputy stopped a grey BMW in the area of NB 101 and Guerneville Rd in Santa Rosa. The vehicle was stopped for excessive swerving where the deputy believed the driver may have been driving intoxicated.

The deputy contacted the driver, 34-year-old Juan Correa of San Francisco. Correa wouldn’t roll his window down or provide identification for the deputy, only adding to the suspicion that he may have been driving drunk. The deputy spent nearly five minutes at the driver side window trying to convince Correa to cooperate.

Correa then sped away at a high rate of speed, leading deputies NB on Hwy 101 at an estimated speed of 120 mph. Deputies attempted to deploy spike strips in Windsor and Healdsburg but the driver managed to avoid them. In the area of the Lytton Springs off-ramp, a deputy deployed a set of spike strips which Correa drove over, puncturing his tires. Correa took the Independence Ln. off-ramp, made a left turn and then proceeded SB on 101.

Correa continued on the freeway only on two rims and two tires at speeds slowing to about 60 mph. As Correa took the Arata off-ramp, deputies decided they weren’t going to put the Windsor residents at further risk. They performed a pursuit intervention technique by which the deputy forced Correa’s vehicle to spin sideways and come to a stop.

Correa still refused to come out of the vehicle and cooperate. Deputies broke out a car window and deployed a canine. Correa immediately exited the vehicle to avoid being bitten. He was taken to the ground and arrested without injury for felony evading and resisting arrest. It was later determined that Correa was reported as a missing person out of San Francisco. The circumstances of this missing person’s report is unknown at this time.

Upon arrival at the county jail, a blood draw was completed. If it is determined that Correa was under the influence of drugs or alcohol he could face DUI charges as well.

Prepared by: Sgt. Spencer Crum
CR 170330-003
Media Inquiries: 707-565-3941

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
2796 Ventura Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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Non-emergencies: 707-565-2650

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