Officers arrested a reckless driver Sunday and charged him with felony evading after he allegedly crashed during a 5 Freeway pursuit, injuring two other individuals, officials said.
On Sunday around 4 p.m., officers with the California Highway Patrol Newhall Area Office received a 9-1-1 call of a reckless driver on the 5 Freeway in Santa Clarita, said Officer Josh Greengard, a spokesperson for the office.
“Officers were able to locate the vehicle and attempted to make an enforcement stop,” Greengard said.
The vehicle fled from officers and a pursuit was initiated, according to CHP officials.
After a brief pursuit, the suspect crashed into another car on the northbound 5 Freeway near Hasley Canyon Road, injuring two people in the other vehicle, Greengard said.
Martin Ordonez, 22, of Thousand Oaks, was arrested and charged for evading a peace officer causing great bodily injury, a felony, Greengard said.
Ordonez was arrested and transported to the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station jail with bail set at $215,000, according to arrest records.Do you have a news tip? Call us at (661) 298-1220, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking KHTS Santa Clarita News Alerts delivered right to your inbox. Report a typo or error, email Corrections@hometownstation.com
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