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A Vallejo man has been arrested for the second time in a month for leading police on a pursuit in an allegedly stolen car, the Solano County Sheriff’s Office said.David Curtis Faulkenberry, 24, is being held in the Solano County jail under $200,000 bail and will be arraigned in Solano County Superior Court this afternoon, Lt. Gary Faulkner said. On Friday around 9 p.m. a sheriff’s deputy spotted a 1991 Acura that was reported stolen to the California Highway Patrol, Faulkner said.
The pursuit started when Faulkenberry drove through a stop sign at Ninth Street and Benicia Road in Vallejo.During the 2-mile pursuit that reached speeds up to 75 mph, Faulkenberry allegedly failed to stop at several red lights and stop signs and drove in opposing traffic lanes, Faulkner said. He lost control of the Acura when it slid through the intersection of Woodrow and Maple avenues.
The car stopped on the sidewalk and Faulkenberry tried to flee but was tackled by a Vallejo police officer, Faulkner said. Faulkenberry suffered a minor contusion below his left eye during the collision with the street curb or during his arrest, Faulkner said.He was taken to the NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield before he was booked in the county jail for grand theft auto, evading a peace officer, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and committing a felony while on bail for a previous felony, Faulkner said.
Faulkenberry led police on a high-speed chase on Feb. 10 in a Dodge truck that allegedly was stolen in Vallejo, Faulkner said. He was arrested after a 1-and-a-half-mile vehicle pursuit that reached speeds of 80 mph and a foot chase on Idora Avenue, Faulkner said. He was booked on several charges in the Solano County jail under $25,000 bail.
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