Vernon man sentenced to 60 years for evading arrest

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A Vernon man with previous convictions of evading arrest and other felonies is sentenced to six decades in prison for his latest conviction for evading.

Joseph Daniel Ramirez, 32, pleaded guilty to evading arrest for a sentence of 60 years in prison.

A Vernon police officer spotted Ramirez in a pickup in Vernon and attempted to stop him to serve a warrant for a parole violation on Oct. 14, 2018.

Ramirez fled at more than 70 miles per hour through residential areas, running stop signs, even though the officer was following at a distance and lower speed.

Ramirez’s truck slammed into a car crossing the intersection, of Yamparika and Violet streets then crashed into a house and Ramirez got out and ran.   

The black box in the pickup showed he was traveling around 65 miles and hour at the point of impact.
Ramirez was caught a few blocks away. The driver of the car had to be removed with the jaws of life, but both the driver and passenger only suffered broken bones.

In a previous evading case, authorities said Ramirez led a highway patrol trooper on a chase of 125 miles per hour.

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