davis pursuit, 4/15/13

Detectives from the West Sacramento Police Department and officers from the Davis Police Department investigate a Nissan Sentra sedan after a car chase that ended on the North Texas Street offramp of westbound Interstate 80, Monday morning. The pursuit started in Davis and ended in Fairfield after the suspect's tires were spiked by officers on the interstate. (Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic)


Freeway chase stretches from Davis to Fairfield

By From page A1 | April 16, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Davis police on Monday ended a 25-mile car chase along westbound Interstate 80 with an arrest on the North Texas Street/Manuel Campos Parkway offramp in Fairfield.

The incident began near Mace Boulevard and Interstate 80 in Davis. Police tried to stop a white Nissan Sentra for a suspected Vehicle Code violation and the driver drove off, Davis Police Cpl. Trevor Edens said.

The man had been in the area of a double-homicide investigation in Davis, Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said. Police do not have a connection between the man and the homicide case, he said.

But the existence of that double-homicide investigation led dispatchers to broadcast during the chase that the driver “may or may not be” a suspect. The chase took place shortly after 10 a.m. That apparent double-homicide involved two adults found Sunday night in a house after a welfare check.

During the chase, the Nissan reached speeds of 85 mph and changed lanes erratically, Edens said at the scene of the arrest. Law enforcement officials used a spike strip on the freeway to puncture the car’s tires.

The driver stopped about a mile later on the North Texas Street/Manual Campos Parkway offramp. He had no weapons and surrendered without incident, Edens said.

Police arrested Ayman Elahi, 36, of Sacramento, on suspicion of evading police officers, Doroshov said.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or [email protected] Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.

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