Driver Arrested after Colliding with Multiple Vehicles and Failing to Yield


City of Carlsbad Police Department received a call about a driver in a 2002 Ford Pickup which was pulling a trailer and had collided with multiple vehicles on El Camino Real at Alga Road. At 6:16 p.m., an officer attempted to stop the driver at Faraday Avenue and El Fuerte Street.

The driver failed to stop for the officer’s emergency lights and siren and a pursuit ensued.

The driver continued southbound on El Fuerte Street, then eastbound on Palomar Airport Road, and finally northbound on Melrose Drive at a slow rate of speed.

Officers utilized a tire deflation device to deflate the driver’s tires at Melrose Drive and Faraday Avenue in the City of Vista.

The driver pulled into a parking lot, located in the 2400 block of Melrose Drive in Vista, where he exited his vehicle and was taken into custody.

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.

The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle was identified as 39-year-old Tuarino Martinez of Vista. Officers arrested Martinez for a felony hit-and-run, failure to yield to an emergency police vehicle, and felony driving while under the influence of alcohol, and booked him into the Vista Detention Facility.

For more information
Lieutenant Jeffery Smith, 760-931-2115 or

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or


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