February 20, 2001, a Stockton Unified School District police officer
tried to pull over an 18-year-old male driving a Dodge truck near
Franklin High School, for a purported minor traffic infraction. Followed
by the officer, the driver raced away. Despite the fact that school had just let out and there was heavy
pedestrian and motor traffic, the officer continued to follow the driver
at a high rate of speed.
chase ended shortly thereafter when the suspect ran a stop sign and
struck a car ... and ended FOUR lives, all occupants in the car:
Bernice Martinez and her two daughters, Christina, 16, and
Ashley, 14, and Desiree Guzman, 14, who was getting a ride home.
It was later learned that the suspect was driving a stolen truck.
He is currently serving prison time for four counts of
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