Oxnard Man Arrested After Pursuit
Carpinteria - 15th, 2013
An Oxnard man was arrested Thursday afternoon after being pursued by deputies
from Carpinteria to the City of Santa Barbara. The pursuit was initiated by a
Sheriff’s Sergeant shortly after 2:00pm, when the sergeant witnessed a road rage
incident between a silver Ford F-150 and another vehicle. The sergeant
determined the driver of the F-150 was the aggressor and attempted to make a
traffic stop. The driver, later identified as Donald Angel Espinosa (DOB:
12/11/1971), refused to yield and continued driving north on Highway 101,
traveling 55-60 mph.
Espinosa exited the
freeway at Mission Street and drove north. He finally pulled over near the
intersection of Bath and Mission Streets. Deputies ordered the man to exit the
vehicle at gunpoint not knowing if the driver was armed or dangerous. A male
adult passenger in the vehicle was detained, but later released without charges.
Espinosa was arrested for 11350(a) H&S
– Possession of Controlled Substance, 23222(b) California Vehicle Code (CVC) –
Possession of Marijuana in vehicle, 14601.2 CVC – Driving on a suspended Drivers
License, 2800.1 CVC – Failure to yield to peace officer, (3) total warrants out
of Ventura County for Probation Violation for a total of $95,000. Espinosa was
booked into Santa Barbara County Jail.
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