Man Leads Cops on High Speed Chase Through Town

Speeds reach 90 miles per hour as driver tries to evade police


A 22-year-old Petaluma man was arrested early Sunday morning after leading police on a high-speed chase through town.

Police received a call around 1:30am that someone was driving recklessly and running stop signs and responded to East Washington Street and Garfield Drive.

They spotted the driver, later identified as Reyes Mendoza of Petaluma, and pursued his vehicle.

Seeing police, Mendoza fled on East Washington Street, accelerating to 90 miles an hour. He finally came to stop near Adobe Road.

Mendoza was found to be under the influence of alcohol and arrested on charges of fleeing from police and DUI.       

Sandi Melia January 21, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Bad cases of too stupid in this town lately... DUI's will continue until the laws are more strict & rigid. The sooner that happens the safer the rest of us will be!
Concerned Citizen January 21, 2013 at 06:49 PM
While nobody tolerates DUI's (nor should they), the idiot in the article was jailed, and will end up paying over $4000 after its all said and done. Between fines, court costs, DUI School and lawyers fees, that seems "strict". He also loses his license for a period of time. Now, when I was growing up in the 70's, a cop would simply take your keys and let you "sleep it off". My point? We don't need stricter laws (it's been proven that the Death Penalty doesn't lower our Homicide rate), we need more Prevention & Awareness. Just my $0.2


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