Vallejo man arrested for second high-speed pursuit in month

10:31 AM, Mar 12, 2012   |    comments
David Curtis Faulkenberry
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VALLEJO, CA - David Curtis Faulkenberry, 24, of Vallejo was arrested for the second time in the span of a month for attempting to evade police in a high-speed pursuit, according to the Solano County Sheriff's Office.

Lt. Gary Faulkner, said Faulkenberry was first arrested on February 10, 2012 after he led police on a short vehicle pursuit then ditched his vehicle and fled on foot. Police eventually captured Faulkenberry in the backyard of a home in the 300 block of Idora Street and arrested him for Felony Evading, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Grand Theft Auto, and Resisting Arrest.

Following his release, Faulkenberry once again led law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit on Friday when Solano County deputies attempted to pull him over on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle, said Faulkner.

Deputies saw Faulkenberry fail to stop at stop sign at 9th Street and Benicia Road around 9:00 p.m.  When they ran the license plate of the 1991 Acura Faulkenberry was driving, deputies discovered the car was reported stolen, said Faulkner.

According to Faulkner, deputies attempted to pull Faulkenberry over, but he sped away. Deputies pursued for about a two-mile chase, in which speeds ranged from 35-75 miles per hour both with and against the direction of traffic. Faulkenberry also ignored several red lights and stop signs, said Faulkner.

The pursuit ended when Faulkenberry lost control of the Acura trying to turn eastbound on Woodrow Street from Maple Street and slid through the intersection before coming to a stop on the sidewalk.

Faulkenberry then jumped out of the car and attempted to escape on foot, but was quickly tackled and detained by a Vallejo police officer assisting in the pursuit, Faulkner said.

Faulkenberry was transported to Northbay Medical Center with a minor contusion below his left eye, but was medically cleared and booked into the Solano County Jai on charges of Grand Theft Auto, Felony Evading a Peace Officer, Possession of Stolen Property, Resisting Arrest, and Committing a Felony while out on bail for a previous felony.

Faulkenberry's bail was set at $200,000 due to what Faulkner termed a "wanton disregard for public safety" in his repeat offense.

Faulkenberry will be arraigned on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.


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