Crime

Driver who fled traffic stop in custody after crashing car, injuring 2 in SLO

Two people were injured and one person is in custody after an attempted traffic stop Friday night resulted in a car crash at Los Osos Valley and Madonna roads in San Luis Obispo.

Jacob Dreyer, 28, was booked into SLO County Jail just after 7 a.m. on suspicion of felony evading, hit and run causing injuries, DUI and failure to appear. His bond is reportedly set at $255,000.

According to CHP Sgt. Robyn Lescher, an officer attempted to stop a speeding white Dodge Challenger on Highway 101 around 10 p.m., but the driver exited at the Madonna Road off-ramp and took off down the road out of sight.

When the officer pursued, she came upon a crash in the area of Los Osos Valley Road.

According to Lescher, the driver of the Dodge Challenger appeared to have sped through the red light at the intersection, hitting another car and a pole, before getting out and fleeing on foot.

The driver was later located and taken into custody by the San Luis Obispo police.

Lescher said two passengers in the Dodge Challenger were injured in the incident and have been taken to the hospital; the driver of the other vehicle was shaken up but unharmed, she said.

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Kaytlyn Leslie writes about business and development for The San Luis Obispo Tribune. Hailing from Nipomo, she also covers city governments and happenings in the South County region, including Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach and Grover Beach. She joined The Tribune in 2013 after graduating from Cal Poly with her journalism degree.
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