Saugus man sentenced for eluding peace officer

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  • A convicted felon who drove along Metrolink train tracks to elude California Highway Patrol officers in April has been sentenced to two years in state prison, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office said Monday.

Scott Barrowclough of Saugus received his second two-year sentence earlier this month in San Fernando Superior Court, said District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Shiara Davila-Morales.

In 2013 he had been sentenced to two years in prison for possessing a firearm as a felon.

The 41-year-old car mechanic pleaded no contest last month to one count of fleeing a peace officer’s motor vehicle. The latest sentence was for that crime.

CHP officers arrested Barrowclough April 5 after a pursuit through Canyon Country.

At one point in the pursuit of Barrowclough’s older-model SUV, the motorist took to the train tracks to elude CHP officers.

Near Lost Canyon Road, pursuers lost sight of the SUV until they looked at the railway tracks and spotted it again.

CHP officers caught up with the motorist at the White Rock Lake Resort RV Park on Soledad Canyon Road, where two people — a driver and a passenger — were detained.

Barrowclough had been arrested twice in the five months before he received his two-year prison sentence in November 2013. He was sent to Wasco State Prison.

Barrowclough was arrested Nov. 3, 2013, for robbery but ended up pleading no contest to the lesser offense of being a felon possessing a firearm.

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