Vacaville chase ends with crash in Sacramento

By From page A4 | February 16, 2013

VACAVILLE — A vehicle chase that started Friday afternoon in Vacaville ended with a crash in North Sacramento, according to Vacaville police.

An undercover detective from the Vacaville Crime Suppression Unit allegedly witnessed a drug transaction about 3:25 p.m. in Fairfield. The suspect then drove away in a silver Cadillac onto eastbound Interstate 80. The detective advised the Crime Suppression Unit of the subject’s movement, according to police.

Once the suspect drove through Vacaville, a detective in the area tried to conduct a traffic stop at eastbound I-80 at Allison Drive. The suspect did not stop and sped away.

Vacaville police pursued the suspect along eastbound I-80 through Vacaville into Dixon. Police said witnesses in Vacaville saw the suspect throw a bag out of the vehicle, a bag police said contained two ounces of methamphetamine.

The suspect got off at the Midway Road exit in Dixon and proceeded to drive toward Highway 113, then drove back toward the freeway and got back onto eastbound I-80.

California Highway Patrol officers helped in the pursuit with ground and air support once the pursuit arrived in Sacramento.

The vehicle exited onto Northgate Boulevard at which point ground officers lost him. The CHP airship located the vehicle at Northgate Boulevard and Patio Avenue, where it hit another vehicle.

The subject then took off on foot. CHP officers were able to stop him and take him into custody about 4:20 p.m.

Officers believe the driver was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Police believe that the suspect gave them a false name and are waiting to fingerprint him before releasing his name.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of evading police, possession for sale of methamphetamine, felony DUI, destruction of evidence, transportation of methamphetamine and driving on a suspended license.

Reach Heather Ah San at 427-6977 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HeatherMalia.

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San

Heather Ah San covers Rio Vista, features and general news for the Daily Republic. She received her bachelors of art degree from the University of Oregon.

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