Friday evening, just before 11 p.m., Sacramento Police Officers attempted to make and enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Sunbeam Avenue and 12th Streets. According to police radio traffic, the vehicle took off on the officers, leading them on a pursuit.
Stop sticks and PIT Maneuvers (The PIT maneuver or TVI is a pursuit tactic by which a pursuing car can force a fleeing car to turn sideways abruptly, causing the driver to lose control and stop.) were used, when traffic wasn't an issue, in an effort to stop the vehicle. A successful PIT maneuver was executed at 12th and F, causing the vehicle to spin around and stop.
A felony stop was initiated, however, the solo occupant was not compliant.
Stop sticks were deployed behind the vehicle, in the event the subject attempted to back away.
The Sacramento Police Department engaged the subject with negotiators via phone and gave commands over the PA, however the subject remained non-compliant and would not exit the vehicle.
Eventually, the subject exited the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident.
The Sacramento Police Department simply stated: "Officers attempted to conduct an enforcement stop on a vehicle. The vehicle fled, leading to a pursuit. Eventually the vehicle pulled over and the driver was arrested for pursuit-related charges."
12th Street was shut completely shut down a block north of the incident, also not allowing light rail trains to continue for the duration of the incident.
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