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• DUI SUSPECT PLOWS INTO CAR: CERES - Police arrested a Livingston driver Sunday after he allegedly drove recklessly and drunk through the streets of Ceres and crashed into the back of a car on Hatch Road.

Numerous witnesses called 911 and reported a white pickup being driven recklessly in the area of Acorn and Moffet. and later running red lights westbound on Hatch Road. A short time later, at 3:20 p.m. ,the pickup crashed into a Toyota Camry at the entrance of Home Depot.

Alvaro Gonzalez, 31, of Livingston, was arrested for felony DUI. Both he and the other driver, Herminia Gomez, 48, of Ceres, were taken to Doctors Medical Center by AMR ambulance personnel with moderate injuries.

• PURSUIT INVOLVES DRUNK DRIVER: KEYES - Stanislaus County Sheriff's deputies arrested Anthony Lee, 47, of Patterson, after he led them on a high-speed, 20-mile pursuit from Keyes to Patterson Sunday night.

The incident started at 7:50 p.m. on Nunes Road. A deputy saw Lee speeding toward him in a white Honda. The deputy gave chase, eventually catching up at Highway 33 and Lemon Avenue. Lee pulled over and as the deputy walked up to the car Lee sped off. Other deputies joined in the chase, which was hampered by Lee turning off his head lights at one point. Lee was spotted before 9 p.m. at the Keystone Pacific Business Park on Baldwin Road but fled again. The Honda crashed on Highway 33 near Rogers Road after taking the railroad tracks too fast and losing control.

Surrounded, Lee refused to give up but was taken out of the car by deputies.

Inside the car was five pints of Vodka.

Lee faces possible charges of assaulting a peace officer, felony evading arrest and driving under the influence.

Lee had a fight with a woman at his house and was drunk before he got in the Honda, a woman at the residence reported to deputies.

• CUSTOMER HIGH ON DRUGS: CERES - Ronald Evans, 35, of Ceres, was arrested early Thursday morning, March 29, after he showed signs of being high inside the IHOP on Hatch Road. Restaurant personnel called police at 12:28 a.m. because he was acting strangely, throwing food and refusing to leave the establishment.

Officers Coey Henson and Brian Peterson found Evans in front of IHOP. He tried to run away but was caught. After a brief struggle, Evans was detained and exhibited signs of being under the influence of a stimulant. He was arrested on charges of being under the influence of controlled substance, trespassing, and obstructing/ delaying and officer.

Jail staff refused to take Evans because he had a pulse rate of 170 beats per minute. He was taken to Doctors Medical Center and later booked.

• ILLEGAL ALIENS ARRESTED: CERES - Three men, all determined to be in the country illegally, were arrested after they were spotted by an officer drinking in the parking lot of the Howard Johnson Inn on Herndon Road on the evening of Tuesday, March 27.

The officer went by the motel at 11:10 p.m. and saw the men milling around a car drinking alcoholic beverages but tried to walk away. All three were detained and were being untruthful about their names. Through the use of the Live Scan program, all three were identified as illegal aliens from Mexico.

Rafael Martinez, 24, of Ceres, was arrested for a prior domestic violence charge, and giving a false identification to an officer. The U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) put a hold on him for deportation and said he was a wanted Southern California felon.

Cesar Navarro, 28, of Mexico, was arrested for public intoxication and providing a false name to an officer. ICE also put a hold on him for deportation.

Albert Monto, 29, also of Mexico, a prior deported felon, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and lying about his identity.

• DUI ARREST MADE: CERES - Asukhdev Turna, 47, of Ceres, was arrested for drunk driving Thursday afternoon after a citizen followed him out of concern he was going to injure or kill someone.

At 1 p.m. the good citizen followed Turna's red 1999 GMC van in the area of Whitmore and Mitchell and gave the dispatcher a thorough description of driving maneuvers until he pulled into his driveway in the 3600 block of Whispering Oak.

Turna had a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.20 and was booked for DUI.