According to Lt. Paul Dondero of the Costa Mesa Police Department, there were no indications of drug or alcohol use by Rampage Jackson at the time of his arrest. Despite the wild nature of his destructive actions, the Costa Mesa police do not believe intoxication by any narcotic or alcohol was a contributing factor.
UPDATE: Download the official police press release here:
A Motor Officer was monitoring traffic at the intersection of
Newport Blvdand Broadway. He saw driving sound bound weaving in and out of traffic, with a flat front left tire speaking on his cell phone. The Motor Officer activated his lights and siren and initiated a traffic stop. Jackson ignored the Motor Officer and continued south bound on 17th weaving in and out of traffic to avoid being stopped. Jackson
drove over the raised center portion of the roadway at Jackson Cabrillo Ave.He lost control and drove up onto the sidewalk causing pedestrians to flee for their lives. regained control and continued southbound in the northbound lanes of Jackson Newport Blvd.As he crossed through the intersection with 17th St, he collided with a vehicle legally in the intersection. continued south bound on Jackson Newport Blvdrunning several red lights. The rubber from his left tire began to disintegrate at the PCH overpass. Jacksoncontinued southbound onto the running several more red lights, causing pedestrians to flee in terror. Balboa Peninsula Jackson’s vehicle finally came to a stop at 18th Stand Newport Blvdin the city of . Newport Beach was taken into custody by Costa Mesa Officers without incident. Jackson
was transported to the Costa Mesa City Jail and booked for; Felony Evading, Reckless Driving and Hit and Run. He was transported to the Orange County Jail and is being held in lieu of a $25,000.00 bail. Jackson