VENTURA ( — A 44-year-old man was in custody Saturday after leading officers on a pursuit following a traffic violation last night.

According to the Ventura Police Department, officers noticed the driver of a Ford F-150 truck — David Fox, of Camarillo — commit a traffic violation around 11:45 p.m. Friday.

An officer attempted to make an enforcement stop in the area of Seaward Avenue and Ocean Avenue; however, Fox failed to stop and continued driving.

Fox traveled onto Main Street, and then proceeded to travel Eastbound while committing several traffic violations, including not stopping at several different intersections and red lights, authorities explained.

According to police, patrol officers then took over on the pursuit, as Fox drove from Main Street to East Telephone Road, where he entered the Southbound 101 Freeway.

California Highway Patrol officers were notified of the pursuit entrance on the freeway. One CHP squad unit assisted in the pursuit.

Authorities explained Fox continued Southbound on the freeway while traveling at a speed of 75 miles per hour. He continued to fail to yield to officers lights and sirens.

The pursuit continued as Fox exited the freeway at Lewis Road, and proceeded to commit traffic violations in the City of Camarillo.

He drove Northbound into a residential area, where he slowed his rate of speed to around 15 to 20 miles per hour.

The pursuit concluded peacefully when Fox drove to the 1100 block of Eston Street, where he pulled to the curb and stopped.

Officers said they took him into custody and administered field sobriety tests, which indicated he was under the influence of a controlled substance.

Fox is being held at the Ventura County Jail for evading a police officer and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact police at (805) 339-4309.


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