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Short Police Pursuit After Father Flees with Children

A police pursuit ended with an arrest after a father drove recklessly with his children in the vehicle while attempting to avoid law enforcement. Nevada City Police were called to assist the sheriff’s department after a call was received that a man who appeared to be under the influence had taken his children from a residence and sped away in a vehicle. Nevada City Police Sgt Paul Rohde says the call came in around 11:00 Friday night that the suspect was agitated.
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The reporting party was concerned that the suspect had been drinking and was driving under the influence. Nevada City Police caught up with the vehicle on Ridge Road.
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At that point the suspect was taken into custody for evading a police officer and child endangerment during the high speed chase. The driver was not charged with being under the influence as blood alcohol content was below the legal limit.

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