A Saugus man who led Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies on a 10-minute pursuit in September has pleaded no contest to DUI charges, District Attorney officials said Wednesday.
Paul Martinez, 40, of Saugus, appeared in court Jan. 9 and was sentenced to 180 days in county jail, fined $510, had his driver’s license revoked for three years and was given 60 months summary probation, said DA spokesman Ricardo Sandoval.
Martinez was arrested on felony drunken driving and evading arrest charges after leading deputies on a chase through Bouquet Canyon Road, Seco Canyon Road, Copper Hill Drive and Caraway Lane on Sept. 28, 2014, said Lt. Tom Bryski of the Santa Clarita Sheriff’s Station.
“At around 12:30 a.m. Sunday, deputies tried to stop person driving recklessly who appeared to be driving drunk,” Bryski said. “Deputies used a stop stick to flatten the tires. He ran over it and the driver’s side rear tires wore out and fell off the car. [Martinez] spun out and we arrested him.”
Martinez was driving a black Ford Mustang during the pursuit, Bryski said.
Due to an excessive heat forecast for the Santa Clarita Valley, the city of Santa Clarita will have its three branches of the Santa Clarita Public Library open as cooling centers beginning Tuesday, June 15.
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