Officers Arrest Three For Driving While Intoxicated
Subjects Were Spotted Driving At A High-rate Of Speed
HOLLISTER—An officer with the Hollister Police Department pulled over a vehicle after he witnessed it driving down Monterey Street at a high rate of speed. The officer arrested the driver, Nathaniel Garza, after he showed signs of being intoxicated. He also arrested his brother, Bryan Matthew Garza, on warrants and being intoxicated. The third subject, Everet Copado, was arrested for being intoxicated while under age.
On Wednesday, January 31, Officer Garcia was on patrol when he noticed a dark vehicle speed down Monterey Street. He attempted to catch up with it, but the driver made a couple of quick turns in an attempt to evade the pursuit.
Officer Garcia was eventually able to catch up to the vehicle and preform a high-risk traffic stop in Wentz Alley near West Street. Immediately he noticed that 21-year-old Nathaniel Garza was showing signs of intoxication. He arrested him for driving under the influence of alcohol, and false registration tags.
A check of the other occupants in the car showed that the driver’s brother, Bryan Garza, 22, was wanted on four warrants. Bryan also had a concealed switchblade knife in his possession. He had been arrested in June 2014 for DUI, possessing a drug without a prescription, and resisting arrest. Prior to that, in February, Sunnyvale police arrested him for public intoxication. Officer Garcia placed him in custody for the warrants and the concealed weapon.
The third occupant, the youngest of the three, 20-year-old Everet Copado, was also showing signs of being intoxicated and was arrested after officers pulled him from the opened beer cans that surrounded him in the back seat. Copado’s arrest records show a July 2014 charge of peeking into an inhabited building, and a September arrest on an outstanding warrant for that case.