A Santa Rosa man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after leading police on a four-mile chase from Sebastopol to Santa Rosa, Sebastopol police said Monday.
The chase began about 6:20 p.m. Sunday after a driver contacted Sebastopol officer Jake Ranish and complained about a driver tailgating her.
The officer “got behind the tailgating vehicle and noticed that the driver was driving well under the posted speed limit,” police said in a statement. Concerned the driver might have been impaired, Ranish attempted to stop the vehicle.
The driver didn’t pull over but continued east on Highway 12, then south on South Wright Road before heading east on Sebastopol Road, finally stopping along the 3300 block, police said.
Police arrested the driver, Bernabe Lopez-Ortiz, 33, on suspicion of DUI, driving without a license and failing to yield, and booked him into the Sonoma County Jail. His blood-alcohol level was .18, and he had an outstanding $5,000 warrant from Glenn County, police said.
Lopez-Ortiz was released on bail Monday, a jail staff member said.