Two North Bay men were arrested early this morning on drug and resisting arrest charges after a vehicle pursuit in Marin and Sonoma counties by the California Highway Patrol. CHP Officer Chris Rardin said two CHP patrol officers tried to stop a silver Ford Expedition for not having a rear license plate and failing to stay in a lane on northbound U.S. Highway 101 near Freitas Parkway around 2 a.m. The car did not exit the highway at Freitas Parkway as the officers directed and continued north before stopping further north at the scales on the highway, Rardin said. The Ford then sped away when the officers approached, Rardin said. The officers chased the Ford, which reached speeds of 105 mph on northbound Highway 101 before it exited the highway at Ignacio Boulevard, ran two red lights and re-entered the northbound highway, Rardin said. The car drove onto state Highway 37 at speeds of up to 110 mph, ran another red light and drove north on Lakeville Highway between 80 and 90 mph, Rardin said. The Ford passed three vehicles before the driver, Danny Sannicolas, 28, of Vacaville, and his passenger, Robert Dale Baker, 22, of Santa Rosa, stopped the car and ran, Rardin said. A CHP helicopter spotted the two men hiding in a grape field and two CHP officers took them into custody, Rardin said. CHP officers found drugs and cash in the Ford and Sannicolas, a parolee, and Baker admitted to being Norteno gang members, Rardin said. Both men were booked into the Marin County jail for possession and transportation of drugs for sale and evading police. Sannicolas’s bail is $250,000 and Baker’s bail is $100,000.
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