San Jacinto Man Arrested After Hesperia Pursuit Wednesday

San Jacinto Man Arrested After Hesperia Pursuit Wednesday

HESPERIA – A 34-year-old San Jacinto man was arrested after leading Hesperia police on a pursuit late Wednesday morning.

The deputy attempted to make a stop of the black Hyundai near Hesperia Road and Eucalyptus Street at around 11:00 a.m. The driver did not stop fleeing southbound at speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour on city streets.

The driver, later identified as Angel Villanueva continued on driving at unsafe speeds and passing vehicles in the center divider. During the pursuit, the driver tossed a baggie from his vehicle and continued on finally stopping near Lime Street and Hesperia Road.

Villanueva  was detained without further incident. During a vehicle search mason jars that contained suspected marijuana, as well as drug paraphernalia were recovered, officials said. The baggie tossed out of the vehicle during the pursuit was recovered and contained what is suspected to be methamphetamine.

Villanueva was booked into the High Desert Detention Center for evading arrest and sale or transportation of a controlled substance. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail and is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court Friday afternoon.

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