A police officer was doing routine patrol along Middle Road in Chalan Laulau last Jan. 22, when the officer noticed a red pickup truck with no front license plates. The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle sped south toward the Chalan Monsignor Guerrero intersection. The officer radioed dispatch.
The vehicle went into Chalan Monsignor Guerrero Road and drove over the center median as it made its way toward Beach Road. While traveling north on Beach Road, the vehicle picked up speed, overtaking vehicles by driving on the shoulder lane, and veering in and out of the oncoming lane. Police units radioed dispatch to report that the vehicle was failing to yield as it was traveling at about 80 mph through Beach Road. While on Beach Road the vehicle drove on the oncoming southbound lane and driving head-on toward a school bus before merging back onto the northbound lane. The vehicle continued driving recklessly on Beach Road, then made its way onto Middle Road and proceeded to head north.
At the China Town/Middle Road intersection, the vehicle forced its way between two vehicles that were stationary, and continued driving north. The vehicle hit the raised concrete curb, damaging its front steering axle as it continued diving north but at a much slower rate. The vehicle then tried to turn into the Mihaville Estates when it ran into the raised concrete sign. The driver got down from the truck and fled on foot, attempting to outrun the police officer. The officer caught up with the suspect and identified him as Juan D. Tydingco from previous cases. Tydingco admitted to officers that he was under the influence of methamphetamine since earlier that morning. Tydingco was then brought to the Commonwealth Health Center before being transported to the Department of Corrections where he was booked and detained. (PR)