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DATE/TIME:   August 31, 2019 / 12:34am   

INCIDENT:      Evading with Disregard for Safety, Driving Under the Influence

LOCATION:    13700 block of Hesperia Road, Victorville

SUSPECT:      David Robert Sawyer, 36-year old Victorville resident


On August 31, 2019, deputies from the Victorville Police Department responded to Ricky’s Bar for a suspicious person call. An employee of the bar had required 36-year old David Robert Sawyer to leave the bar and Sawyer was reportedly driving around the parking lot displaying erratic behavior.

Upon arrival, deputies saw the Jeep Sawyer was driving hit a curb and come to a stop in the parking lot. One of the deputies stopped behind Sawyer with his emergency lights activated. Sawyer drove forward over a sidewalk and onto northbound Hesperia Road. Deputies followed Sawyer with flashing emergency lights and sirens activated. Sawyer failed to yield to the deputies and led them on a vehicle pursuit, which ended at Hesperia Road and Forrest Avenue when Sawyer collided with a parked pickup truck. He attempted to flee on foot from the collision but was apprehended by deputies.

Sawyer was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for evading with disregard for safety and driving under the influence of alcohol. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on September 4, 2019.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy H. Miranda at the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations                  

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171907740 / 171907741

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department