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A San Rafael man arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after a pursuit Friday evening had three prior DUI convictions to his name, according to the California Highway Patrol. The CHP got a call reporting a possible drunk driver Friday shortly before 8:30 p.m., when an off-duty Alameda County Sheriff’s deputy reported a gold Chevrolet pickup weaving in and out of lanes on southbound U.S. Highway 101 south of Alameda del Prado.
CHP officers attempted to stop the truck after it exited at Interstate Highway 580, but the driver didn’t stop until he reached the Circle K gas station at Bellam Boulevard and Francisco Boulevard East in San Rafael. Officers saw open containers of alcohol in the vehicle and began explaining field sobriety tests, when the suspect attempted to run away. He ran across Bellam on foot before being brought down in the westbound lanes and arrested.
The suspect was found to have multiple aliases when he was booked into jail, but was ultimately identified as Antonio Jimenez Casas. Casas, 33, has three prior DUI convictions, which would make a fourth conviction a felony. He was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of open containers in a vehicle, driving on a suspended license, DUI arrest within 10 years of three prior convictions and obstructing/delaying a peace officer.
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