RPD: Man Arrested After Pursuit Ends In Crash On Old Oregon Trail

A man tried to outrun Redding Police Tuesday night in a 1985 Toyota pickup truck. At 9:30PM, officers tried to stop the truck for a violation at Larkspur Lane and Commerce Street, but the driver fled southbound on Churn Creek Road. When the chase reached Churn Creek and Loma Vista, officers backed off due to the dangerously high speeds. A CHP helicopter searched the area and shortly afterward, the pickup was spotted on Old Oregon Trail near Rancho Road. Officers caught up as the truck passed misty lane but it continued north on Old Oregon Trail until the driver lost control on a sharp turn and the truck left the roadway. Police say that after a foot chase and a physical struggle, they captured 35-year-old Valentin Bernal of Redding. He was booked into jail for felony reckless evading, resisting arrest and DUI.