A man wanted on two felony arrest warrants led Santa Rosa police on a high-speed chase in an allegedly stolen Ford Edge before being arrested Tuesday afternoon.
Detectives with the Santa Rosa police Gang Crime Team spotted the stolen vehicle at the intersection of Sebastopol Road and Dutton Avenue around 3:20 p.m., police said.
Detectives turned on their lights and sirens but the driver, Robert Scott Erickson, 36, of Santa Rosa, fled, exceeding speeds of 75 mph, police said.
Erickson entered Highway 101 southbound then exited onto Highway 12 with detectives and patrol officers in pursuit, police said.
He drove onto Stony Point Road on the wrong side of the road at high speeds, police said, but when he attempted to turn east on Guerneville Road the SUV stalled and detectives blocked the vehicle from fleeing.
Erickson was identified by police as a transient with two felony arrest warrants for violation of felony probation. Before he was booked in Sonoma County Jail for felony evading and auto theft, among other charges, he was brought to a local hospital to be treated for a minor wound sustained in the incident, police said.
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