Pursuit ends in arrest of both driver and passenger

02:39 a.m.   Evading Arrest                     14602 SPID                      1108160008 

Officers contacted a Coca Cola vendor at the Stripes Convenience Store who reported a green Dodge Caravan drove over his merchandise and fled.  While Officers were talking to the vendor, the suspect returned and Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle.  The driver Dalton McCandless (09/16/90) refused to stop and fled again.  McCandless failed to negotiate the turn at Park Road 22 and Hwy 361, jumped the curb and came to a stop in the parking lot of the American Bank.  The passenger remained in his seat, but McCandless jumped into the back seat and laid down.  He denied being the driver and told Officers he was asleep in the backseat.  McCandless had to be physically removed from the vehicle when he refused to show Officers’ his hands and sustained abrasions to his face.  He was medically cleared at the scene by CCFD emergency personnel.  McCandless and the passenger Nestor Pedron (04/18/76) who appeared intoxicated were arrested.  McCandless was charged with Evading Arrest with a Vehicle, while Pedron was charged with Public Intoxication.