Stolen vehicle pursuit ends with police spike strip A wanted man stopped by Hemet Police for a vehicle equipment infraction was cooling his heels in Riverside County Jail last week on more than a half million dollar bond after he led police on a high-speed chase. According to a Hemet Police Department press release, on May 8, at about 9:15 p.m., a Hemet Police officer conducted a traffic stop in the area of San Jacinto Street and Oakland Avenue in Hemet. The initial stop was for a vehicle equipment violation, but before contacting the driver, the officer discovered the vehicle was reported stolen May 1. The driver suddenly sped away, and
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