Driver Pursued by CHP Officers for 20 Miles Arrested for DUI

Driver Pursued by CHP Officers for 20 Miles Arrested for DUI
Photo: Police arresting Chavez-Ascencion

PLEASANT HILL — A DUI suspect was arrested after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase for 20 miles,  beginning on the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge and ending on a quiet residential street.

CHP officers attempted to pull over a box truck speeding through a construction zone midway on the Bay Bridge, near Treasure Island, after the driver nearly hit a Caltrans truck shortly before 12:30 a.m. on March 27.

The driver sped away from scene with CHP officers in pursuit at speeds reportedly up to 90 mph.

Officers followed the driver through Alameda County to Contra Costa County, traveling eastbound along Interstates 80 and 580, Highway 24 through the Caldecott Tunnel, and then on to Interstate 680.

The driver exited from Interstate 680 at Treat Boulevard and continued traveling on residential streets, still trying to flee from the officers, according to the CHP.

The truck eventually came to a stop in the 1500 block of Wendy Drive in Pleasant Hill, a dead-end street blocked by CHP officers who ordered the driver to get out of the vehicle. He apparently resisted and reportedly became agitated and attempted to run away, before a CHP officer subdued him with a stun gun.

Officers arrested a man identified as 25-year-old Edgardo Chavez-Ascencion of San Francisco. Chavez-Ascencion is facing charges for DUI and evading a police officer while disregarding safety. He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility, where he’s being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Earlier this month in San Mateo County, Chavez-Ascencion was arrested on March 2 on charges for being under the influence of controlled substance; and resisting or obstructing a police officer.

Driver Pursued by CHP Officers for 20 Miles Arrested for DUI was last modified: March 28th, 2018 by admin
Categories: Contra Costa
Tags: DUI, evading

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Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.