The man then allegedly drove onto Highway 1, which merged with Highway 135, toward Orcutt before he made a U-turn in a soft-centered median, the release said.
“Before he could make it back onto the roadway, deputies used pursuit intervention techniques to successfully stop the vehicle,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. “Due to the collaborative efforts of sheriff’s deputies, CHP officers and security forces from Vandenberg Air Force Base, the suspect was arrested at gunpoint and taken into custody without further incident.”
The driver, Donald Schellinger, a 38-year-old transient from Northern California, was arrested on suspicion of felony reckless evading, possession of stolen property, vehicle theft and a parole violation.
A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit helicopter assisted in the pursuit.
Schellinger was to be booked in Santa Barbara County Jail for felony reckless evading, possession of stolen property, vehicle theft and parole violation.