SACRAMENTO, CA - A 21-year-old man on his way to begin serving on the sheriff's work project for a previous conviction led police on a short pursuit in Sacramento's Land Park neighborhood before crashing into a corner front yard.

Sacramento police Sgt. Brian Ellis said a police officer tried to pull over Dylan McLeod after seeing him speeding on Broadway around 4 p.m. Monday.

Ellis said McLeod then turned south on Riverside Boulevard before trying to make a left turn onto Markham Way, where he lost control.

Front porch steps and shrubs appeared to have taken the brunt of the impact, sparing the home at 1100 Markham Way from serious damage.

When asked why he was running from police, McLeod said from the back of a patrol car that he would "take the fifth."

His girlfriend, who was in the car during the pursuit, offered a more detailed response.

"That's where we were going, to his work program," she said. "He ran a stop sign and knows it was not going to be good for him."

According to Sacramento County Superior Court records, McLeod was sentenced last week to four months with the sheriff's work project after pleading no contest to misdemeanor domestic violence and weapons charges.

McLeod was booked into the Sacramento County Jail Monday on a new charge of felonyreckless driving and evading a police officer, with his bail set at $60,000.

by George Warren,