A high-speed pursuit involving a stolen truck from San Luis Obispo ended in Orcutt on Tuesday afternoon after law enforcement officers deployed a spike strip and then a ramming manuever to end the chase.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department initiated a pursuit of a stolen Ford F150 pickup truck, California Highway Patrol Officer Maria Barriga said.
San Luis Obispo-based CHP officers took over the pursuit on Highway 101 near Pismo Beach, with speeds reaching up to 90 mph as the vehicles traveled south on Highway 101.
Once the pursuit reached Highway 166, Santa Maria CHP officers took over, deploying a spike strip near Santa Maria Way and deflating one front and one rear tire on the stolen vehicle, Barriga said.
Even with the tires deflated, the suspect continued to travel southbound, so an officer employed a Pursuit Immobilization Technique, or PIT maneuver, south of Clark Avenue, Barriga said.
The pursuit was terminated with no injuries to officers or the suspect, Barriga added.
Jyerick Zane Nebeker, 26, of Paso Robles was taken into custody and transported to the San Luis Obispo County Jail.
He was arrested on suspicon of driving or taking a vehicle without consent and evading a police officer.
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