California man sentenced to prison time after pursuit with NHP troopers
WASHOE VALLEY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) —
A California man has been sentenced to 2-5 years in prison after leading Nevada Highway Patrol troopers on a chase through Washoe Valley in early 2017.
On Jan. 19 just before 10 a.m. NHP dispatch received a call from a witness about a possible rolling domestic violence call inside a vehicle in the area of I-580 and Moana in Reno.
A sergeant with NHP initiated a traffic stop and the driver, Tyrone Preciado Sr., 36, of California failed to yield and continued south.
The pursuit continued southbound on US 395A through Washoe Valley. Preciado then turned onto eastbound Eastlake Blvd. and got back onto the northbound I-580 on-ramp.
Due to the danger, Preciado presented to the public, the NHP trooper preformed the PIT maneuver causing the red Hyundai passenger car to collide with a concrete barrier and came to a stop on the left side of the road.
Preciado fled the vehicle on foot and ran across both directions of I-580 through Washoe Valley.
Troopers chased Preciado on foot and were able to take him into custody.
Preciado was booked into the Washoe County Jail for reckless driving, DUI drugs, eluding law enforcement, and domestic battery.
Both Preciado and the female passenger were unharmed in the crash. The female passenger was released.
Preciado will spend 2-5 years behind bars for a felony eluding a police officer sentence.