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SANTA CRUZ — A 42-year-old Santa Cruz parolee was arrested Saturday evening after fleeing from police in a Chevrolet pickup, driving into oncoming traffic on East Cliff Drive and flinging methamphetamine out of the window, police said.

John Patrick Crisel was arrested on suspicion of destroying evidence, transporting drugs, evading police and violating parole when he finally pulled over near Cayuga Street and Hiawatha Avenue, spokesman Zach Friend said.

The chase began about 7 p.m. when an officer noticed the pickup didn’t have a front license plate and realized the driver was a parolee, Friend said. The officer pulled behind the truck near Ocean and Barson streets, and Crisel ran a red light at the end of Ocean Street, heading south on East Cliff Drive, he said.

When the officer signaled for Crisel to pull over, he sped away and twice drove into oncoming traffic, forcing cars to stop in the middle of East Cliff Drive, Friend said.

Crisel eventually stopped and police retraced his route and found methamphetamine a few blocks back, he said.



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