A man was arrested naked and under the influence of methamphetamine after leading Fresno County deputies on a six-mile pursuit and hitting a family of five.
Just before 11 p.m. Saturday, Ronald Lemke, 49, was driving recklessly in his pickup truck without the headlights on, around Highway 41 and Shields Avenue, said the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies used their lights and sirens, but Lemke failed to pull over and continued to drive to an area of Butler and Cedar Avenues at speeds of 90 mph.
Lemke hit the back of a Jeep carrying a family of five, including small children. One passenger suffered a broken leg and a small child sustained minor cuts to the face, said the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
He continued until his pickup broke down and police arrested him.
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Lemke was found naked and under the influence of drugs, said the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies found packages of methamphetamine in his pickup.
Lemke was booked into Fresno County Jail with a $64,500 bail.