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Man arrested after short vehicle pursuit ending in Leisure World

A man was arrested after leading officers on a short vehicle pursuit which ended in Leisure World.

On Monday, July 20, 2020 at about 11:01 am, a Seal Beach Police officer was assigned to conduct directed traffic enforcement inside the Leisure World community and surrounding areas. During that time, the officer noticed a Honda Civic leaving Leisure World and turn onto Seal Beach Boulevard. The officer observed a violation of the California Vehicle Code and attempted to stop the car. The driver refused to yield and led officers on a brief pursuit.

As the driver continued to attempt to evade officers, he drove back into the Leisure World community. At one point he collided with another, uninvolved vehicle which was occupied by two people. The occupants in the uninvolved vehicle were unhurt.

This collision rendered the suspect’s vehicle inoperable and he was taken into custody without further incident. The driver complained of pain as a result of the collision and was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation. A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed he was in illegal possession of marijuana for sales.

The suspect driver was identified as Gabriel Alejos, age 22, of Seal Beach. He was charged with transporting marijuana for sales, possession of marijuana for sale, felony evading, being an unlicensed driver, and several other California Vehicle Code violations. He was later transported to the Orange County Jail for booking.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Detective J. Ainley at 562-799-4100 ext. 1113 or jainley@sealbeachca.gov.

The article above was released by the Seal Beach Police Department.