A 21-year-old Ceres man was arrested early Saturday after he fled a police sergeant trying to stop him for speeding.
Sgt. Travis Hudson was parked in the Sinclear Elementary School parking lot at 12:49 a.m. when he saw a Mercedes speed on southbound Morgan Road at about 70 mph. Sgt. Hudson followed and saw that the Mercedes was still accelerating and passing through the intersection with Service Road.
Sgt. Hudson activated his emergency lights as the Mercedes continued to accelerate and gain distance. The driver, Fabian Paradelrio, 21, of Ceres, turned turn westbound onto Keyes Road and led Sgt. Hudson on a pursuit through the county for several minutes. The Stanislaus County Sheriff Department’s helicopter advised that they were overhead and was tracking the vehicle. Sgt. Hudson fell back and allowed the air unit to track the car as Paradelrio turned off his headlights a couple times before turning into Monterey Tract off of Crows Landing Road. Paradelrio parked at the north end as he and his female passenger fled on foot as Sgt. Hudson came on scene. The helicopter crew advised both occupants were lying in the bed of the truck just next Hudson.
Once backup was on scene several officers detained both. Paradelrio was arrested for felony evading. The 25-year-old passenger was released at the scene.