Pasco Man Arrested After Chase
PASCO, Wash. - Pasco Police were called to the McDonalds located at 22nd and Court Street after suspects allegedly tried to use a counterfeit bill.
Police said the suspect tried to go through the drive-thru using a counterfeit fifty-dollar bill. Police said it looked like a five-dollar bill that was altered to appear like a fifty.
The McDonalds workers got suspicious and wrote down the suspect's license plate number.
When police arrived the suspects were gone, but were found a few blocks away. Police said they tried to pull him over, but the driver would not stop and took officers on a high-speed chase.
Authorities said the vehicle was going too fast for a turn and hit a light pole and guardrail. The crash happened near Road 60. The suspect took off on foot and neighbors told police they spotted him in a near-by garage.
The 29-year-old driver, Jose G. Sandoval was arrested and taken to Franklin County jail. He was charged with possession of stolen property, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and possession of methamphetamine.
Two female passengers were in the car during the time of the crash. They were not arrested.
Police said the car was reported stolen from Kennewick in March.