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.
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