A 24-year-old Ceres man went to jail early Sunday after he allegedly sped on Ceres streets while intoxicated and tried to flee the officer trying to stop him.
Ceres Police Sgt. Vince Hooper observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Whitmore Avenue near Second Street at 12:40 a.m. Sgt. Hooper followed the vehicle to pace its speed. As the vehicles approached Blaker Road, the signal light turned red. The suspect slowed but then accelerated through the red light. Sgt. Hooper pursued the vehicle which had accelerated and was passing vehicles by using the center turn lane. The chase went southbound onto Malik Avenue as the suspect blew through another red light. The pursuit ended in the 2600 block of Paris Way. Sgt. Hooper ordered driver Santiago Gonzales, 24, of Ceres out of the car and he appeared to be intoxicated.
Santiago faces charges of driving under the influence and evading a police officer.
Santiago performed a breath test which showed his blood alcohol content was over three times the legal limit.