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Drug suspects, innocent bystander hurt in OC pursuit crash

A pursuit in Santa Ana came to a violent end when the suspects crashed into another car, resulting in multiple injuries.

March 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A pursuit in Santa Ana came to a violent end when the suspects crashed into another car, injuring themselves and an innocent bystander.

Santa Ana police say officers spotted suspects in a black Cadillac Escalade acting in a suspicious manner. They saw the driver of the car commit a traffic violation and tried to pull it over at about 11 a.m. Friday. That's when the Escalade took off.

During the chase, the driver of the Escalade crossed over from the eastbound lanes of McFadden Avenue to the westbound lanes, crashing head-on into another car.

The innocent bystander was taken to an area hospital for non life-threatening injuries. The 41-year-old Hispanic resident of Placentia suffered a dislocated hip and a fractured right leg.

The two suspects in the Escalade, which flipped onto its roof, were also transported for non life-threatening injuries.

Police say the suspects, who were reportedly armed, threw out a bag of narcotics out of the car during the chase. The evidence has since been recovered. Authorities also found a significant amount of cash in the back of the Escalade. A bag of money was reportedly found in the vehicle.

Police targeted the suspects sitting in a neighborhood Friday morning because they say they looked suspicious.

"From what it appears is there was some type of narcotic activity going on. When the officers saw the vehicle, the officers were in a marked black-and-white police vehicle. Obviously these subjects were uncomfortable and felt they needed to flee," said Santa Ana Police Corporal Anthony Bertagna.

The driver was identified as Huntington Beach resident Raymundo Pineda Allquisiran, 29. He reportedly sustained a dislocated shoulder.

Allquisiran was arrested for felony evading, possession of rock cocaine for sale, transporting rock cocaine, felony DUI, and warrants for his DUI arrest. Friday's arrest marks his third offense.

The passenger was identified as Santa Ana resident Sandy Patterson, 54. Patterson was arrested for felony evading, possession of rock cocaine for sale and transporting rock cocaine. Patterson sustained a broken ankle.


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