LANCASTER — A 30-year-old Lancaster man in a stolen vehicle was arrested Tuesday after leading officers on a freeway chase at speeds of up to 130 mph, authorities said.
Jesse Bo Grobler was arrested on suspicion of felony evading and vehicle theft; he also had an outstanding no bail warrant, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The pursuit began around 3:25 p.m. on southbound SR-14, just south of Avenue B, after a CHP officer observed a Honda Accord with a registration violation, said Sgt. Tim Jacobson.
“He then ran the plate of the vehicle and observed that [the] plate did not belong to a Honda Accord,” Jacobson said. “At that time he attempted to make a stop on the vehicle and the suspect failed to stop for our officer, which resulted in a pursuit. ”
The pursuit lasted about five to six minutes, Jacobson said.
Grobler reached speeds of 120 to 130 mph on southbound SR-14, according to the CHP report.
“He was using the center divider and the shoulder to get around traffic as he was traveling, and he cut from the No. 1 lane across all lanes to exit here at Avenue J,” Jacobson said.
The chase ended when Grobler crashed the vehicle near the Avenue J off-ramp.
“Mr. Grobler exited southbound SR-14 at Avenue J at a high rate of speed, struck the raised concrete center divider and then collided with a cement light post. The impacts disabled the Honda, and the driver was taken into custody without further incident,” the CHP report states.