BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - An 18-year-old from Biloxi is behind bars after crashing into two vehicles while fleeing from police Monday night.
Cristofer Sandoval-Loper is charged with felony eluding after police say they had to use spike strips to get him to stop the vehicle.
It all began just before 10 p.m. when a Biloxi officer tried to pull Sandoval-Loper over on Highway 90. The teen failed to stop, eventually driving on the wrong side of the highway, traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes.
Because of the suspect’s erratic driving, which put the public in danger, Biloxi Police said they stopped chasing the vehicle in an effort to keep more people safe. Instead, they laid out spike strips in front of Edgewater Mall to force the suspect’s vehicle to stop.
After Sandoval-Loper hit the spike strips, he lost control of the vehicle, crashing into two cars that were traveling in the correct lanes. Police have not said whether anyone was injured or not.
Once the teen’s car came to a stop, police arrested him. Sandoval-Loper is charged with felony eluding and taken to Harrison County Jail, where he was locked up on a $100,00 bond.
Parts of Highway 90 were blocked near Eisenhower Drive as officers cleared the scene. Police said no Cruisin’ the Coast cars were involved in the three-vehicle crash.