The guy arrested in that December 30 high-speed chase that led from Potrero Hill to the Upper Haight has pleaded not guilty to charges of felony evading police, assault with a deadly weapon, hit-and-run causing injury, and misdemeanor hit-and-run causing property damage, as Bay City News reports.

29-year-old Jacques Samuel was driving a black Dodge Challenger with Nevada plates near 25th and Dakota just before 9 p.m. last Monday night when officers attempted to pull him over. They had observed a weapon on the passenger seat, but Samuel refused to pull over and led cops on a chase onto 280, over to 19th Avenue, and ultimately ending up near Waller and Stanyan where he crashed into a concrete barrier, right near SFPD's Park Station.

In the process, Samuel allegedly struck and injured an officer while trying to evade capture. When he finally crashed his own car, he tried to run, but was quickly detained.

It turns out Samuel was on felony probation for an earlier crime, which is probably why he didn't want to be caught with the weapon. He was arraigned on Friday and will return to court January 22.