RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Felony Evading/ Driving Under the Influence|
|Written Date:||January 20, 2021||Time:||7:45 PM|
|Incident Date:||January 20, 2021||Time:||4:48 PM|
|Incident Location:||900 Block of East Florida Avenue, Hemet|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Brad Farwell|
|Daniel George Hardesty|
On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at approximately 4:48 P.M., deputies assigned to the San Jacinto Sheriff Station initiated a vehicle pursuit on a suspected impaired driver. The driver and sole occupant, later identified as Daniel George Hardesty (27 year-old Colorado resident) fled from law enforcement and drove in a reckless manner, including running stop signs and driving into on-coming traffic. Hardesty crashed into a street sign in the 900 block of East Florida Avenue, in the City of Hemet and was immediately taken into custody.
Hardesty was later transported to and booked into the Larry Smith Correctional Facility for felony evading and driving under the influence.
The investigation is currently on-going. Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to contact Deputy Curtis Cox at the San Jacinto Sheriff Station by calling (951) 766-2400.
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