The driver who police said recklessly evaded Glendora officers July 3 turned himself in Monday afternoon.
Martin Alejandro Gutierrez, 24, from El Monte, surrendered himself at the Glendora Police Station after detectives identified him as the driver in the pursuit. Detectives contacted him and Gutierrez agreed to turn himself in.
Police said Gutierrez led officers on a high speed chase July 3 after an officer conducting Fourth of July DUI patrols witnessed Gutierrez driving recklessly without headlights in Covina at Badillo Street and Citrus Avenue around 11:06 p.m.
Gutierrez reportedly refused to stop for the officer and sped through Covina and into West Covina, going as fast as 80 miles per hour. Due to excessive speed, officers decided to end the pursuit once a helicopter arrived to follow the driver, said Lt. Matt Williams of Glendora Police.
Gutierrez parked the Infiniti G37 he drove in the 100 block of North Morada Avenue and fled on foot, leaving his passenger behind. The passenger was detained by police, interviewed and released, Williams said.
Gutierrez was booked on suspicion of felony reckless evading and obstructing/fleeing an officer. He is being held in lieu of $75,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear at the West Covina Courthouse Today, July 27.