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Man flees police fearing car will get towed

A 37-year-old Ceres man said he led Ceres Police on a high-speed chase because he feared they would tow his car because his license had been suspended.

A Ceres officer saw Donnie Lee Lines Jr., 37, of Ceres, speeding in the area of Service and Morgan roads Saturday evening at 9:08 p.m. When the officer tried to pull Lines over, the violator accelerated and a pursuit was on.

The chase lasted several miles as the suspect ran stop signs and reached speeds of over 80 mph before finally stopping in front of 2825 Turner Road where he was arrested after resisting arrest.

According to Ceres Police Department spokesman Lt. Chris Perry, Lines told the arresting officer that he ran because his license was expired and he didn't want to get the car towed. Not only was his car towed but Lines was booked on charges of evading a police officer, probation violation, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license.