Monterey (BCN) - A man suspected of driving under the influence of methamphetamine led Monterey County sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase Wednesday night before crashing his Ford van into a woman's car and fleeing on foot through a field before a sheriff's dog took him down.
A deputy pulled over 25-year-old Steven Wayne Maynor around 9 p.m. at Elkhorn Road near Strawberry Road in Royal Oaks, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office, but he allegedly sped off as the deputy approached his van.
Deputies began pursuing him reaching speeds of 80 to 90 MPH through city streets and south on U.S. Highway 101 until Maynor entered state Highway 1 from Merritt Street in Castroville, when he sideswiped a 1994 Pontiac Grand Prix, ditched his van and headed across an agricultural field, according to the sheriff's office.
A K-9 chased down Maynor, who sheriff's deputies report "sustained numerous bite/scratch wounds" as the dog took him down.
After receiving medical treatment at a hospital, Maynor was arrested and booked into Monterey County jail on suspicion of several felonies -- reckless driving, driving under the influence of methamphetamine, hit-and-run with injury, violating probation and driving with a suspended license. The sheriff's office reports he is on probation for a felony in Santa Cruz County.
The 22-year-old woman driving the Pontiac that Maynor allegedly hit complained of "neck and back pain," according to the sheriff's office and was taken to a hospital for treatment.