California Highway Patrol officers chased a gray Toyota Prius on Friday that was reportedly reaching speeds of 102 mph.
On Jan. 3 at 2:35 a.m., the Prius was reportedly spotted heading south on Interstate 5 south of Lyons, hitting triple-digit speeds, according to Josh Greengard, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol Newhall office.
The driver, 19-year-old Elijah Mitchell, of Northridge, was reported to begin to yield off of Calgrove Boulevard, Greengard said. “When (the) officer began approaching the vehicle, Mitchell accelerated his Toyota Prius southbound on The Old Road.”
Mitchell then reportedly led officers on a winding pursuit on The Old Road, I-5 freeway, down McBean Parkway and through residential streets of Santa Clarita, ending up near Granary Square.
“Mitchell crashed his car at Arroyo Park at Regents Park Circle and was taken into custody,” Greengard said.
Mitchell was booked at the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on suspicion of failing to yield and reckless driving, Greengard said.
The William S. Hart Union High School District was named one of 19 school districts and one county office of education for school attendance review board as a model program for its attendance strategies during distance learning.
The Children’s Bureau is seeking foster families during National Foster Parent Appreciation Month and is now offering two virtual ways for individuals and couples to learn how to help children in foster care while reunifying with birth families or how to provide legal permanency by adoption.
To provide a framework to guide the future of residential development locally, the city of Santa Clarita is embarking on a public process to update the Housing Element of the Santa Clarita General Plan.
California Senate Bill 545, a measure to provide additional resources to struggling students, has received unanimous support from the Senate Education Committee, announced Sen. Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita).