FAIRFIELD — A high-speed chase from Vallejo to Fairfield ended Thursday afternoon with the arrest of a Vallejo man on suspicion of drug possession and auto theft.
The chase began around 5:30 p.m. when a Vallejo police officer spotted a gray, four-door sedan that had been recently reported stolen. The driver sped off when police tried to stop him and he was soon being followed by three Vallejo police cars on eastbound Interstate 80.
Police said they saw the driver toss several bags of suspected drugs out a window near the Interstate 680 interchange.
The pursuit soon included a California Highway Patrol helicopter flying overhead with officers watching the pursuit go onto Highway 12 and then briefly into Fairfield when the fleeing driver took the Webster Street exit and then turned onto Illinois Street, a short dead-end road.
Fairfield police joined Vallejo police in arresting 30-year-old David M. Hizon Jr. of Vallejo after the stolen car was rammed and disabled by a patrol car.
Hizon, an ex-con, has a long criminal history and was in court last week on pending drug and gun possession charges. He had been out of jail after posting $75,000 bail.
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