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Brief chase leads to felony arrest

Published: Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:46 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, November 25, 2013 at 7:46 a.m.

A suspected drunk driver led Petaluma police on a brief chase early Sunday morning. Sergio Perdomo, 19, who was already on probation for driving under the influence, is now in jail with bond set at $55,000.

At about 1:40 a.m. on Nov. 24, Perdomo was pulled over for a traffic violation on Payran Street. When the officer approached the vehicle on foot, Payran sped off at a high rate of speed, heading southbound on Payran Street. When he attempted to turn east on Caulfield Lane, he lost control of his car and crashed it into a tree. Perdomo then fled on foot just as responding officers arrived.

After a brief foot pursuit, the officer caught Perdomo, who was charged with a felony for evading a police officer, misdemeanor DUI, misdemeanor driving on a suspended license and a misdemeanor for violating the terms of his probation related to another DUI conviction.

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