May 23, 2014
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A Richmond, Calif. man led police on a mile-long vehicle pursuit Thursday night that ended at his home, where he told officers he wanted to drop off groceries to his wife before heading to jail.

The incident unfolded about 10:35 p.m. when Richmond police attempted to pull the man’s vehicle over in the 2300 block of Cutting Boulevard because his vehicle lacked registration stickers, police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

The driver failed to yield, Abetkov said, and continued driving more than a mile to the 600 block of S. 35th St.

“The driver submitted to arrest once the car stopped,” Abetkov said. “The driver admitted to knowing he had a traffic warrant and wanted to make sure the groceries he had just bought got to his wife before he went to jail.”

On the Richmond Standard Facebook page, a commenter didn’t disagree with the driver’s decision.

“At least he got the groceries home. I respect it.”



About the Author

Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.