High-speed chase yields one arrest

High-speed  chase yields one arrestBy BRIAN COSNER

News Review Staff Writer

After a high-speed chase through town last Thursday, Dec. 26, Ridgecrest Police officers arrested a suspect for evading arrest and driving under the influence.

According to an RPD release, Reserve Officer Micah Lloyd was on patrol in the 200 block of North Norma Street around 11:30 p.m. when he observed the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Ridgecrest resident Nicholas Jose Reyes, driving at more than 100 miles per hour in a black Dodge Charger.

Lloyd reportedly attempted to stop Reyes who failed to yield, resulting in a two-mile high-speed chase ending near DJ’s Pub.

“Additionally, the driver failed to stop at stop signs and stop lights and drove on the wrong side of the roadway with his headlights off,” said the release.

Reyes is reported to have exited the vehicle and attempted to flee on foot, but was apprehended after a brief foot chase.

The suspect continued to resist arrest and reportedly kicked an officer in the chest before being subdued.

The suspect was found to be under the influence of alcohol and on active parole. In addition, he was charged with evading arrest

with disregard for the public, evading while diving on the wrong side of the road and resisting arrest using force.

Reyes was booked in the Bakersfield Central Receiving Facility on a $117,500 bail.

His bail pre-preliminary hearing and bail review are scheduled for Jan. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in Ridgecrest.

Story First Published: 2020-01-03