A young man who allegedly didn’t stop for the California Highway Patrol in Redwood City late Wednesday night ended up in jail. But not how you might think.
Shortly after 11 p.m. CHP officers were spotted trying to pull over a driver in a BMW, north of Woodside Road for a suspected DUI, according to Sgt. Calem Brock.
But the driver “failed to yield,” Brock said, and a 10-minute chase ensued on southbound US Highway 101.
The pursuit then moved to Marsh Road where the driver hopped back on the highway, this time, going in the northern direction.
For some reason, the driver ended up stopping at the women’s side of the Maple Street Correctional Center at 1300 Maple Street, in Redwood City. That’s where he hopped over the fence of the facility. And that’s where he was taken into custody. Video shows him led out of a broken gate. The jail is directly across the street from the Redwood City Police Department.
Officers noted the odd turn of events.
“Ironically enough,” Brock said, "we are at the near entrance of the brand new correctional facility.”
Brock said that the driver, who was not identified, will be taken to the main San Mateo County Jail in Redwood City.
And one other possible irony? He could be taken right back to the male side of the Maple Street facility after he's booked.