Santa Barbara- S County

Driver Runs Away During Attempted Traffic Stop

Officer Injured In Foot Pursuit

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A California Highway Patrol officer was taken to the hospital to be treated for a minor injury following a foot pursuit on Sandalwood Drive near Driftwood Drive in Santa Maria just after 11 a.m.

CHP officers said the officer was trying to pull over a speeding Toyota Camry on Betteravia Road near Mahoney Road when the driver of the Camry took off. 

A car chase followed on Mahoney Road in the Tanglewood area. 

The driver got out of the car and ran. CHP officers are trying to identify the driver who got away.


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