According to Riverside Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. John Burke, on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at about 00:46 A.M., a Menifee Police officer observed a 1995 Honda Civic swerving while traveling eastbound on Scott Road. The officer attempted an enforcement stop of the vehicle; however, the vehicle failed to yield. The driving actions of the vehicle indicated the driver was under the influence, and a pursuit was initiated.
The pursuit continued until the suspect vehicle exited I-15 at Highway 76 and struck a curb, disabling his vehicle. The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Erick Gonzalez, of Perris, fled on foot and was arrested a short distance later.
Gonzalez was arrested for: felony evading, driving under the influence, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, and an outstanding parolee at large warrant.
If anyone has information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Perris Station at (951) 210-1000.
Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.