Carlsbad CA— Early this morning, May 27th at 1:50 a.m., a Police Officer for the City of Carlsbad Police Department witnessed a red Toyota truck collide with the center median eastbound Palomar Airport Road east of Interstate 5 in Carlsbad, California. The vehicle continued eastbound Palomar Airport Road at a high rate of speed.
The officer attempted to locate the vehicle but was unsuccessful. During a search of the area another Carlsbad Police Officer located a vehicle matching the description traveling northbound Melrose Drive from Faraday Ave. in the City of Vista.
The Officer attempted to stop the 2008 Toyota truck but a vehicle pursuit ensued. After a short pursuit, the truck crashed into a large pole at La Mirada Drive and Sycamore Avenue in the City of Vista. The male driver, who was the only person in the vehicle, was taken into custody.
The driver was identified as Noel Williamson from Vista, a 30-year-old white male. He was arrested for a felony violation of failure to yield to an emergency police vehicle and misdemeanor driving while under the influence of alcohol. The Vista Fire Department transported Williamson to a local medical facility for evaluation.