The California Highway Patrol released video of a pursuit involving a San Diego man who officers said led them on a wild high-speed chase that began in Temecula and ended with a wreck in Wildomar.
According to The Press-Enterprise, the video was released in response to a public records request and was shot on March 26 from a dash-mounted camera within a CHP patrol car.
Court records show that the driver in the video, 24-year-old Thomas Robert Landry, pleaded guilty in August to evading and obstructing an officer. He was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to enroll in a mental health treatment program, the newspaper reported.
CHP officials said the chase began after passing motorists on Interstate 15 reported seeing a shirtless Landry digging in the median with a pickax and also riding a skateboard on a concrete divider.
Officers said they approached Landry, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, and he drove off. He was stopped when an officer said he rammed Landry's Honda Civic with his patrol car. A Taser was then deployed to subdue him until arrest.
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