UKIAH 4/5/2017 — Four men from the state of New York led a California Highway Patrol officer on a high-speed chase down Hwy. 101 in Redwood Valley yesterday. According to a CHP press release, the chase ended after the men lost control of the vehicle and threw several bags of marijuana out of the car windows.
The press release states that at around 1:25pm, Officer Holzhauer was patrolling Highway 101 northbound, north of West Road near Redwood Valley when a red Jeep Laredo sped by, going over 100 miles per hour. The officer pursued the vehicle, which then made a U-turn at Uva Drive and began heading south. The vehicle then pulled over, but sped off again after the officer “contacted the driver and three passengers.” The driver got off the highway at West Road, but lost control and rolled several times. Holzhauer reported that he observed the occupants throwing bags of marijuana “over a nearby fence” as he approached.
All four men were arrested. A 23-year-old man was taken by air ambulance to Santa Rosa Memorial hospital. A 27-year-old man was taken by air to Enloe Hospital in Chico. The two remaining men, a 27-year-old and a 28-year-old, were taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center.