NEEDLES—A Panorama City, Calif. man was arrested Saturday in Needles following a pursuit with deputies.

According to a press release, authorities were notified about a possible stolen vehicle traveling eastbound Interstate 40 and in the direction of Needles. A San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office Colorado River Station deputy was reportedly checking for the vehicle at local businesses when the vehicle was observed parked at the Mobil Gas Station, 2400 Needles Highway.

Darin Robert Sanders, 41, was allegedly inside the vehicle and noticed the sheriff deputy. At that time Sanders reportedly drove away from the gas station at a high rate of speed, traveling east on Needles Highway.

After a brief pursuit down River Road and Marina Boulevard, Sanders was apprehended south of Jack Smith Park and taken into custody following a reported struggle with authorities.

Sanders was subsequently taken to the Colorado River Station jail and booked on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading, and driving under the influence. Sanders is being held on $175,000.00 bail pending a court hearing.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s Station at 760-326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.