LEMOORE — After allegedly committing several traffic violations Wednesday, two men led Lemoore Police officers on a high speed chase before ultimately being arrested, police said.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Carlos Quair, who was wanted on a probation violation warrant. Quair’s passenger was identified as 21-year-old Luke Cline, who was found to be on post release community supervision.
The Lemoore Police Department said after observing several traffic violations, an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Quair and Cline around 1 p.m. near West Bush and Vine streets.
Police said after Quair stopped his car and the officer began to pull behind it, he then sped off and traveled southbound onto Vine Street at a high rate of speed.
Officials said Quair made a U-turn on Ash Street, at which time the officer tried to block the car’s path with his patrol car in an attempt to stop the suspects from fleeing further.
Quair drove his car around the patrol car and continued northbound and police said they saw Cline throw something out of the car’s window. After this, police said Quair abruptly pulled over and stopped his car.
Police said they conducted a high-risk traffic stop on the car and Quair and Cline were taken into custody without further incident.
The items thrown from the car during the incident were later found to be beer bottles, police said.
Due to the proximity to the Lemoore Elementary School and for the safety of the students and staff on campus, police said there was a brief lockdown while the men were taken into custody.
Authorities said Quair and Cline were transported and booked into the Kings County Jail on suspicion of probation violations, with Quair receiving the added charge of suspicion of driving while unlicensed and fleeing from a police officer.
Due to the probation violation, officials said both men are being held without bail.