With excessive alcohol in his system and a loaded gun in his car, a 23-year-old Ceres man led police on a short pursuit early Saturday and then went to jail.
At 2:05 a.m., Officer Matthew Vierra attempted to stop the driver of a white Chevrolet Impala for speeding and blowing through a stop sign at Central and Caswell avenues. German Vaca, 23, of Ceres, ignored the patrol car’s emergency lights and siren and led officers on a short pursuit over approximately six blocks. When German pulled into a driveway in the 2300 block of Ridgeway Drive he was taken into custody.
Vaca appeared to be under the influence of alcohol. He submitted to a breath test and was found to have over the double legal amount of alcohol within his bloodstream.
He was arrested and a search of his car turned up a loaded .45-caliber handgun. Vaca was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of evading a peace officer in a vehicle, driving under the influence, and having a concealed firearm in a vehicle.