Many people who find themselves facing DUI charges often felt fine before driving. Usually, a police officer will notice certain signs that may indicate that a driver is intoxicated. If this happens, the driver should always be respectful to the officer. However, they must also be aware of their rights in such a situation. For example, a driver is not legally required to perform a field sobriety test. They can also refuse the PAS test, which is the breathalyzer given on the side of the road. Once they have been placed under arrest, they can also refuse the breathalyzer in the police station. However, they must be aware that refusal can result in enhanced charges because California is an implied consent state.
Fox 5 San Diego reports that a DUI suspect has been arrested after a half hour pursuit.
The chase began at around 10:30 a.m. last Wednesday when a California Highway Patrol officer attempted to pull over a driver who was driving recklessly. The incident started at the area of Main Street on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista.
The driver of the Dodge Challenger, identified as 25-year-old Deandre Deonte Brown, traveled along Interstate 5 for about four miles. He then headed east on state Route 54 and then south on I-805. Speeds in the pursuit reached about 90 m.p.h.
Brown exited at Telegraph Canyon Road heading west. He then began heading south before pulling over on Melrose Avenue and jumping out of the car.
The driver was discovered hiding in a residential area backyard and police took him into custody. He is expected to be booked on an outstanding felony warrant, suspicion of DUI, evading arrest, and driving without a license.
A passenger in the vehicle remained at the scene and was questioned before being released.