PASO ROBLES — Officers from the Templeton office of the California Highway Patrol assisted in a pursuit Friday evening that resulted in the arrest of one suspect after his car was disabled as a result of spike strips placed along Highway 46 East near Tobin James Winery.
According to reports from the CHP, Madera resident Andrew Peter Biscay, 27, was at the scene of a fight in the 400 block of Kern Ave. in Morro Bay at approximately 8:30 p.m. When officers from the Morro Bay Police Department arrived, Biscay had fled in a dark gray older model Chevy Tahoe. Officers located the suspect’s vehicle within minutes and after a traffic stop, Biscay allegedly took off in his vehicle and traveled northbound on Highway 41.
At the request of the MBPD, Templeton CHP units took over the pursuit of Biscay, who was alleged to be in violation of a restraining order, causing a civil disturbance and failing to yield to Morro Bay officers. CHP officer Steve Egan entered the pursuit at San Gabriel Road in Atascadero and was later joined by fellow CHP officer Paul Budrow just north of Portola Road. CHP officer Doug Villars entered the pursuit as the suspect approached El Camino Real and Highway 101.
According to reports, the pursuit continued northbound along Highway 101 through Templeton and into Paso Robles at speeds as much as 115 mph before the suspect’s vehicle exited at Highway 46 East. Assistance was provided by CHP helicopter units as well as a canine unit from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Department.
Biscay allegedly continued to lead officers on a high-speed chase and drove in a reckless manner as he reportedly drove through stoplights and down the shoulders of the road as well as into the center median. CHP officer Luke Hall was radioed to prepare a spike strip at Union Road near Tobin James Winery. As the pursuit approached the intersection, the strip was successfully deployed and both of the suspect’s front tires were deflated. Biscay allegedly continued traveling east for one mile before pulling to the right shoulder west of Estrella Road where he was taken into custody without further incident after a felony car stop by CHP and the SLO canine unit.
Biscay was later booked into the San Luis Obispo county jail on charges of felony evading police officers in a reckless manner and for misdemeanor driving on a suspended license. Further charges may be filed by MBPD with the SLO District Attorney’s office.
According to reports, the pursuit lasted approximately 40 minutes and covered more than 45 miles. No injuries or property damage were sustained by the suspect, local citizens or law enforcement officials.