Chase Suspect Said He Had Used Meth

A man who allegedly led officers on a chase from Anderson south to Red Bluff and then back north to Lake Shasta has been arraigned. The chase began after an Anderson Police Officer tried to handcuff 28-year-old John Salas Jr. of Stockton, who had reportedly been spinning donuts with a pickup truck in front of the Anderson Police Station Tuesday morning. The chase on Interstate Five varied in speed between 50 and a hundred miles an hour until a spike strip near Twin View Boulevard flattened the right front tire of the pickup. The chase finally ended at the Turntable Bay exit, where the truck failed to brake and ran into the bushes. When taken into custody Salas said he thought he was still in Stockton. When questioned he reportedly said he had used "3 G's" of Methamphetamine earlier in the day, presumably meaning three grams. He was arraigned Thursday afternoon on charges including felony evading, resisting arrest and driving under the influence of drugs.