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* Manuel Pineda was allegedly fleeing from Salinas police while drunk and with an unwilling passenger

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A man was arrested Sunday in north Salinas after fleeing from deputies while allegedly drunk and with an unwilling passenger, according to the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office. Manuel Pineda, 30, from Salinas, was seen just before 8 p.m. Sunday unsafely passing cars on the shoulder of Boronda Road near El Dorado Road. When Monterey County deputies attempted to stop Pineda in his gold Honda Civic, he fled. Deputies were led on a pursuit through a north Salinas residential area until Pineda stopped near the intersection of Yreka and Humboldt drives. The front passenger was released after the vehicle stopped, according to the sheriff’s office. Deputies arrested Pineda on suspicion of kidnapping and false imprisonment for the unwilling front passenger. Authorities also determined Pineda was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. Pineda was on probation in two different cases at the time of his arrest. He was booked into the Monterey County jail with bail set at $107,000.  
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