Police Arrest Apple Valley Pursuit Suspect who Rammed Police Car
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Apple Valley police took a driver into custody early this month after he led them on a pursuit and rammed a police car with his vehicle. Deputies spotted the driver of an older model Nissan pickup truck with paper license plates on westbound Bear Valley Road and attempted to stop him around 4:20 a.m.

Police say the driver made an abrupt lane change when they attempted to pull him over. He then passed vehicles in the center turn lane and lead police on a pursuit. The chase spanned Apple Valley through Hesperia and ended in Lucerne Valley.

The suspect, 23-year-old Matthew Martinez, rammed a police car during the chase. Another deputy used his patrol car to disable the suspect’s vehicle. He was then taken into custody. Both deputies were unharmed in the incident.

Martinez is being held at the High Desert Detention Center on $100,000 bail and will appear in court Monday.

“We’re thankful the deputies involved in this incident were not injured. There’s no excuse for this type of reckless driving and disregard for others’ safety,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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