A 19-year-old man is in custody after leading the California Highway Patrol on a brief pursuit that led to a head-on crash in Redwood City on Tuesday.
Officers initially started pursuing Daniel Carlos LomberaFarias, who turns 20 on Sunday, at 11:38 a.m. for possibly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs on northbound Highway 101 north of Oregon Expressway.
LomberaFarias attempted to evade the officers and take the Seaport Boulevard exit, but he made a U-turn and proceeded to drive in the wrong direction, according to the CHP.
LomberaFarias ended up striking a pole in the center median and colliding head-on with a Toyota Prius. After the crash, he was detained at gunpoint and taken into custody without incident.
LomberaFarias and the Prius driver both suffered injuries and were transported to Stanford Hospital. LomberaFarias’ injuries are considered moderate while the Prius driver’s were minor, CHP officials said.
During their investigation, officers found a loaded handgun with a high-capacity magazine and drug paraphernalia in LomberaFarias’ backpack.
LomberaFarias will be booked on suspicion of causing injury while driving under the influence and evading law enforcement once he is released from the hospital, according to the CHP.