SUISUN CITY — A routine traffic stop Saturday afternoon on Pintail Drive turned into a foot pursuit that ended with a man’s arrest on Ventura Way, according to Suisun City police.
Officers tried to pull over a Chevy Impala at about 4:21 p.m. because the driver was allegedly speeding on Highway 12 at Woodlark Drive, according to Sgt. Andrew White. The driver did not pull over, White said, and instead drove onto Pintail Drive and hit the center divide at Pintail Drive and Walters Road.
The driver got out of his car and ran into a nearby neighborhood. He jumped into a backyard on Monte Carlo Drive and continued to jump from yard to yard, White said. At one point, he allegedly tried to enter a house on Ventura Way. He continued to circle the neighborhood and ended up back on Ventura Way.
Police said the man met up with two women he knew on Ventura Way and got into their car. White said police stopped the car as it was leaving Ventura Way because they thought they saw someone in the back right side of the car, through tinted windows. Police asked everyone to get out of the car, but the man in the back would not do so, White said.
The man allegedly shifted from the right to left side of the car to try to flee, White said. An officer pulled him out of the car and forced him onto the ground to arrest him.
Michael C. James, 24, of Fairfield, was booked into the Solano County jail on suspicion of misdemeanor resisting an officer, felony burglary, violation of probation, felony evading of an officer and misdemeanor driving under the influence.
White said police were investigating what role, if any, that the two women played in the afternoon’s events. Their names were not released.
Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or email@example.com. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.