PENRYN (CBS13) – Deputies say they chased a suspect from Penryn to Citrus Heights last week, eventually finding suspected cocaine and an open beer can in his vehicle.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, back on May 2, a deputy tried to pull over a driver on Interstate 80 in the Penryn area. Exactly what prompted the attempted traffic stop was not disclosed, but the sheriff’s office says the driver wouldn’t yield.READ MORE: WATCH: 5-Year-Old Manteca T-Ball Player's Walk-Up Dance Goes Viral On TikTok
Several deputies, along with air support, were soon tailing the driver. The driver led them all the way to Citrus Heights – where he got out of the car and started getting combative, deputies say.READ MORE: 'We Have To Do Something': Assembly Passes Bill That Would Allow California Parents To Sue For Social Media Addiction
Deputies were eventually able to detain the driver and he was identified as 45-year-old Mark Venegas. A dollar bill folded into a bindle with a white powder was found in Venegas’ possession, deputies say, and an open beer can was found on the driver’s side floorboard.MORE NEWS: Quail Fire In Vacaville Now 100% Contained
Venegas has been arrested and booked into jail on charges of evading a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance, and an out-of-county warrant.