A suspect led Nevada state troopers on a high-speed car chase on Jan. 19. While details of the domestic incident leading up to the high-speed chase have not been released, it purportedly all started when a call came in to troopers reporting a possible domestic dispute in the car. The defendant is now facing a number of charges in addition to those involved with the original case of alleged domestic violence.
According to police, after the initial report of a domestic dispute came in, the suspect’s vehicle was spotted traveling southbound on Old Hwy. 395. When he attempted to use the on-ramp to Interstate 580 to head northbound, he was stopped by a pursuing trooper’s precision immobilization technique (PIT), which is a tactic frequently used by law enforcement that forces a fleeing vehicle to turn sideways abruptly. This resulted in the suspect’s vehicle going off the road.
The suspect, the 36-year-old male driver, then exited the car and fled on foot across both lanes of traffic. Troopers pursued on foot into a nearby field where they were eventually able to take the man into custody. The woman who had stayed behind in the car did not suffer any injuries and was later released.
The defendant was booked on charges of domestic battery, DUI, disobeying a police officer and violations of special speed limitations. With such a variety of charges and without more details regarding the original domestic violence allegations, it is impossible to guess what defense strategies may be employed by the accused’s lawyer. Regardless, the legal counsel of attorneys with experience in criminal law can prove invaluable no matter what charges a client is facing. An experienced Nevada criminal defense attorney will work with the accused to pursue the best possible outcome under any given circumstances.
Source: mynews4.com, “NHP: High-speed chase ends near Washoe Valley; 1 suspect in custody“, Kenzie Bales, Jan. 19, 2017