A traffic stopped turned into a threatening situation that eventually led to an arrest by California Highway Patrol. The series of events began a the intersection of Ridge Road and Alta Street Saturday afternoon when an officer witnessed a speeding motorcycle pull to the shoulder and pass a vehicle stopped at the stop sign and blow through the intersection at the same time. Officer Greg Tassone says the officer initiated pursuit and the motorcycle pulled over close to the intersection of Ridge Road and Rough and Ready Highway. However, before the officer could make contact the motorcycle took off turning towards Grass Valley and again on Adams Rd towards Squirrel Creek Road. The motorcyclist eventually came to a stop near a residence on Adams Rd and the officer made contact. At that time it was discovered the suspect did not have a valid driver’s license. As the officers were attempting to impound the motorcycle things went sideways.
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At that point multiple officers presented their tasers and after a short standoff were able to convince the suspect to drop the knife and he was taken into custody. While going through medical clearance at the hospital, the suspect, identified as 48 year old Robert Eguina of Grass Valley, became violent again and an officer was needed to subdue him. Eventually Eguina was booked into the Wayne Brown Correctional Facility for a number of charges including assault with a deadly weapon, obstructing an officer, and resisting arrest as well as driving infractions.