Morgan Hill police arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence after he allegedly led officers on a chase early Sunday morning, according to police.
The chase began after an off-duty Morgan Hill police officer spotted 27-year-old David Price strike a curb with his car and drive onto the sidewalk at Oak Creek Park after speeding through the neighborhood, police said.
Price, a Morgan Hill resident, allegedly fled and the officer followed him east on Watsonville Road and then south on Monterey Road as he veered in and out of lanes of oncoming traffic, police said.
He made a sudden turn onto Middle Avenue, causing his car to fishtail and nearly hit street signs, according to police.
Deputies from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office tried to stop Price but he ignored their emergency lights and sirens, police said.
He eventually stopped on Middle Avenue at Llagas Road in San Martin, according to police.
Officers at the scene smelled alcohol on Price and said he was not cooperative as he was taken into custody, according to police.
He was taken to the Morgan Hill Police Department and attempted to use a hidden handcuff key to escape, but officers were able to stop him, police said.
He was booked into Santa Clara County Jail for driving under the influence and attempting to escape police custody, according to police.
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