When a driver of a black 2002 Cadillac Escalade refused to pull over for traffic violation stop in the area of Nadine and Musick avenues Sunday evening, officers had a high-speed pursuit on their hands. It ended a short time later in Central Modesto with the arrest of a 52-year-old Modesto man.
The incident began at 9:53 p.m. when Officer Kyle Morris attempted to pull over driver Robert Holguin who accelerated onto northbound Highway 99 at speeds of about 70 mph. Holguin exited Central Modesto and then began driving on surface streets west of the freeway, driving in circles around Spruce and Martin Luther King and pulling into the driveway of 321 Spruce Street. Several Ceres police units blocked the vehicle in the driveway and gave commands for the driver to exit. Holguin initially opened the door but refused to come out. Officers attempted to talk the driver out but he tried hanging articles of clothing to block officers’ view inside the car, which already had very dark tinted windows.
For safety reasons Sgt. Jose Berber made the decision to shoot out the windows on the driver’s side with a bean bag shot gun while officers used a pry tool to break the other side. When they entered the vehicle they found Holguin hiding under a blanket in the rear portion.
Holguin suffered minor injuries sustained during his arrest because he resisted, said Ceres Police Department spokesman Lt. Chris Perry. Holguin appeared to be intoxicated. After taking him to Doctors Medical Center for an evidentiary blood draw he was booked at the Stanislaus Public Safety Center for misdemeanor DUI, evading police and resisting arrest.