A man wanted for two felony warrants in Napa County was arrested Tuesday morning after leading police on a 16-minute chase that concluded when the suspect crashed into a telephone pole, according to Napa Police.

An officer attempted to pull Garrick Frederick Uhlich, 45, over in the area of Browns Valley Road and Thompson Avenue at about 4 a.m., but Uhlich didn’t stop, police said. Instead, police tailed Uhlich until he crashed into a telephone pole in Sonoma County. Uhlich then fled on foot and was captured, police said.

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Uhlich was determined to be under the influence of a controlled substance, police said.

He was booked at the Napa County jail on the warrants and on suspicion of evading, resisting arrest, driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Public Safety Reporter

Maria Sestito is the Napa Valley Register public safety reporter. She covers breaking news as well as crime and courts. Maria came to the Napa Valley Register in 2015 after working at as a reporter and photographer at The Daily News in Jacksonville, NC. S