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DUI suspect speeds past officer
Ceres Cop Car

An alleged drunken driver was arrested Saturday morning after he drew attention to himself by passing an officer in the lane next to him while driving erratically.

A Ceres patrol officer was driving on rain-slickened Hatch Road at 7:26 a.m. when Francisco Maldonado, 51, of Modesto, sped by. Maldonado was stopped and appeared to be intoxicated.

The driver blew a 0.14 Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) reading. In California it's illegal to drive a car with a .08 percent BAC.

Maldonado was charged with DUI.