SSF pursuit suspect gets four years in prison

A South San Francisco man arrested after leading sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit in a stolen car earlier this year was sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison, San Mateo County prosecutors said Wednesday.

Nathaniel Rohman, 40, was allegedly spotted at 7:30 p.m. on April 12 driving south on Alameda De Las Pulgas in San Carlos by a San Mateo County sheriff’s deputy who subsequently learned Rohman had a warrant for his arrest.

Prosecutors also allege that Rohman was driving a stolen vehicle.

The deputy tried to pull Rohman over, but Rohman allegedly drove off and led the deputies on a half-mile pursuit through narrow city streets.

Rohman then allegedly lost control of the vehicle and veered into oncoming traffic. The vehicle allegedly hit the driver’s side door of a deputy’s vehicle involved in the pursuit, prosecutors said.

Rohman then allegedly crashed the vehicle into an embankment and led deputies on a foot chase before being captured. Deputies allege Rohman had burglary tools in a backpack.

Rohman was on parole when he was arrested. The deputy whose vehicle was hit suffered back pain and had trouble breathing, according to the district attorney’s office.

Rohman pleaded not guilty in April to assaulting the deputy.

Prosecutors dropped the assault charge because they felt they could not prove it beyond a reasonable doubt, Deputy District Attorney Karen Guidotti said.

Rohman on Tuesday pleaded no contest to evading a deputy and auto theft. He will be back in court on
Jan. 10 to learn what restitution he’ll have to make.

Rohman’s attorney Brandon Douglas could not immediately be reached for comment.

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