A 24-year-old Keyes man who tried to outrun Ceres Police on Monday morning claimed he did so because he was worried about losing his citizenship.
Job Abundizacevedo of Keyes was issued a citation but his vehicle was towed.
The incident started when Officer Chuck Rushing was conducting speed enforcement in the 2500 block of Hatch Road at 11:21 a.m. and clocked a pickup driving at 66 mph. As Officer Rushing drove to catch up to stop the pickup, the driver made a evasive northbound turn onto Wallin Way where he sped through the residential neighborhood. The chase went onto westbound Lehi Avenue and then southbound onto Payne Avenue and back to Hatch Road where Abundizacevedo pulled over into the Walgreens parking. Abundizacevedo was removed from the car and during questioning said he knew that he did something stupid and was apologetic. Job said he was afraid he would lose his citizenship if he got into trouble and that was why he tried to run away.