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Pursuit in Penn Valley Ends in Arrest of Local Man

Commute hour traffic was disrupted briefly in the Penn Valley area late Monday afternoon by a vehicle pursuit. CHP Officer Jason Bice says it began eastbound on Highway 20 at Penn Valley Drive…

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Bice says the suspect driver was evading at speeds up to 90 miles an hour. But the heavier traffic that time of day was a factor in bringing the pursuit to a rapid end, about two miles later, just east of the South Ponderosa Way overpass…

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Bice says 36-year-old Michael Johnson was arrested on a felony charge of evasion with disregard for public safety, along with a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence of drugs.

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