Corning police pursuit hits 100 mph
A 26-year-old Corning woman claims she was being held against her will in a vehicle that was pursued by Corning police at speeds of 100 mph on Saturday night.
An officer said he attempted to make a traffic stop on a 1993 Saturn for having expired registration around 8 p.m. on Sixth Street in Corning.
Police reported the driver of the vehicle, Dominic Christopher Oliverez, 38, of Corning, failed to stop and instead accelerated eastbound onto Center Street after he had thrown a beer can into the back seat.
Reaching speeds of 100 mph, Oliverez fled down Fourth Street then Fig Lane and southbound on Columbia Avenue, the police reported.
The pursuing officer requested assistance, including help from a California Highway Patrol helicopter, as he continued in the high-speed chase.
As Tehama County sheriff's and California Highway Patrol vehicles joined the pursuit, the fleeing Saturn was traveling eastbound on South Avenue traveling as speeds between 90 and 100, Corning police reported.
The high-speed pursuit continued for nine miles, weaving through county roads south and east of town.
Oliverez finally stopped at East and Blackburn avenues, where he and his passenger, Jamie Lee Silveira, exited the Saturn and fled on foot, police said.
Silveira was quickly caught by officers a short distance from the vehicle. Police said she told them she was being held in the vehicle against her will.
Oliverez was caught after a resident made a call to police at 8:35 p.m. that a man, out of breath, was on her porch asking for help.
Officers took Oliverez into custody on the 23000 block of McLane Avenue.
Oliverez was booked into the Tehama County Jail on suspicion of felony reckless driving, false imprisonment, and resisting, obstructing and delaying a peace officer. Bail was set at $50,000.