Suspected DUI Driver Arrested After Chase in Pasadena

Of course, no one likes to look in their rearview mirror and see the red and blue lights of a law enforcement vehicle. Facing a citation for a moving violation can mean court time or paying a fine. A traffic stop can become even more of a disaster if you’ve gotten behind the wheel while intoxicated – or be made even worse if you try to run from the law.

According to a story appearing on the Pasadena Now website, that is what happened when a suspected DUI driver was arrested following a slow-speed chase through the streets of Pasadena.

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at approximately 1:15 p.m., Pasadena police officers attempted to stop a vehicle after witnessing a traffic violation in the area of El Molino Avenue and Walnut Street.

According to a statement given by Lt. Sean Dawkins of the Pasadena Police Department, the driver refused to pull over and officers gave a slow-speed pursuit for just under a mile.  

The driver brought his vehicle to a stop in the 400 block of North Garfield Avenue. He then exited his vehicle and resisted arrest.

Officers used both a taser and a less-lethal projectile launcher in subduing the suspect. He was then placed under arrest.  

The suspect has been identified as 35-year-old Decorey Lamont Harrington of Pasadena.  Harrington has been charged on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, evading police officers, and resisting arrest.

Harrington was booked into the Pasadena Police Department jail and then released pending legal proceedings.

No further information was available at the time of the report.

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