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American Canyon police arrest DUI suspect after chase into Vallejo

American Canyon police arrest DUI suspect after chase into Vallejo


American Canyon Police reported chasing a motorist accused of making threats into Vallejo Thursday night.

Following a high-speed pursuit, the suspect collided with a rideshare driver while exiting I-80 at Tennessee Street, Chief Oscar Ortiz said. The rideshare driver and a passenger sustained non-serious injuries, he said.

Officers arrested Alvaro Alejandro Ochoa, 23, of Vallejo for possible charges of reckless failing to yield, driving under the influence of drug causing injury, committing a felony while out on bail, being an ex-felon in possession of pepper spray and driving on a suspended license.

The incident began when police responded at 7:40 p.m. to the 800 block of Spring Mountain Lane for a report of a subject making threats, Ortiz said in a news release.

Witnesses told police the Ochoa was under the influence of drugs, he said.

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Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.

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