Bishop Police Department press release

Friday morning at approximately 7:14 a.m., a citizen reported a vehicle fleeing southbound on Sunland Dr. after crashing into a fence on Home St.

Law enforcement officers quickly located the suspect vehicle and
attempted a traffic stop. The unidentified suspect driver sped up with officers pursuing. A tactical intervention was attempted, which ended the pursuit.

Officers contacted the solo occupant, Dillon Smith, who showed the objective signs of drug intoxication. Marijuana and a loaded handgun were found inside the car.

Smith was arrested and transported to the hospital for a blood sample and medical clearance. He later was booked into the Inyo County Jail on the following charges:

20002(a) CVC – hit/run
2800.1(a) CVC – failure to yield
23152(e) CVC – DUI
25850(a) PC – loaded firearm in vehicle

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