H-SANTA MARIA

May 6, 2013 9:22 PM by Katherine Worsham, KSBY News

Man arrested after short police chase

Santa Maria Police arrested a man Monday morning after they say he led officers on a short chase.

Police say Juan Martinez, 24, of Santa Maria, was driving a stolen car when officers spotted him just before 11:00 am.

They say Martinez drove off, but abandoned the car after a short distance and ran off. Officers were able to catch up with him and arrest him.

Martinez faces charges of evading police, driving a stolen vehicle, and drug possession.

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