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Car chase in Northern California leads to drug charges

California is known as a state that has a more lenient view of recreational drugs than other states. However, police in California will not hesitate to arrest someone if they are in violation of the existing laws. This is especially true if the accused is alleged to have led the arresting officers on a chase to begin with.

That was the case recently when a 21-year-old man was arrested late last month in nearby Stockton. The initial reports suggest that the man began a high speed chase in the morning hours. The chase between the man and police continued until one of the tire's on his vehicle blew out. The blow out caused the car to crash and catch fire, but the driver allegedly proceeded to escape the vehicle and run from police. He was later found and arrested in a residential area.

Besides facing drug possession charges, this man has also been charged with driving under the influence, suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle, driving without a license and evading arrest.

For this 21-year-old man, the drug charges combined with the chase-related charges will be enough to keep his legal team busy. For those of us who see these types of cases in the news, however, it is important to remember that anyone accused of a crime remains innocent until proven guilty.

People in California who face serious criminal charges would be wise to rely on the expertise of an experienced criminal defense attorney. With the right help, they may see reduced charges and lesser penalties.

Source:, "CHP arrests man after pursuit," Nov. 22, 2012

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