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Santa Rosa Police Department
Sunday August 16th, 2020 :: 05:19 a.m. PDT


Driver arrested after Vehicle Pursuit

On August 16, 2020 at 2:12 a.m. a Santa Rosa Police Officer conducted a traffic stop in the area Dutton Ave and Funston Dr for a speeding violation. When the Officer went back to his patrol vehicle to conduct a record check of the driver and issue a citation, the driver rapidly accelerated away from the stop.
The officer immediately pursued the vehicle, and over the course of the next 20 minutes, the driver led officers on a pursuit throughout Santa Rosa on surface streets and US 101, refusing to yield to pursuing officers. The driver was observed by officers throwing items from the vehicle during the pursuit, including a large knife that struck a pursuing patrol vehicle as well as an unknown white powdery substance believed to be controlled substance.  
As the vehicle was being pursued east on Hwy 12 near Stony Point Rd, the driver, and sole occupant called into SRPD dispatch and advised that he intended to stop and surrender to arrest at the Food Maxx parking lot located on Stony Point Rd and Sebastopol Rd.  Once the vehicle stopped, the driver was arrested without incident, though he later kicked the inside of the patrol vehicle door, causing damage. Suspected methamphetamine was located in his vehicle.  
The driver was identified as Fabian Salgado, a 46-year-old, Santa Rosa man. Salgado was on pretrial release for felony assault and the terms of his release is that he was to possess no weapons or controlled substances. Salgado was booked at the Sonoma County jail for the following charges:
23152(g) VC-Driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

2800.2 (a) VC-Evading law enforcement in a vehicle with wanton and willful disregard for the safety of persons or property.

2800.4 VC -Driving the wrong way on a roadway while fleeing law enforcement officers.

594 (b)(2) PC-Felony vandalism.

11377(a) HS-Possession of a controlled substance.

135 PC-Destruction of evidence.

23110(b)-Throwing an object at a moving vehicle. 

1203.2 PC- Violation of pretrial release conditions.
Further media inquiries should be forwarded to Sgt. Matt North at (707) 543-4019 or [email protected]

Santa Rosa Police Department
965 Sonoma Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-543-3600

Sgt. Matt North
Field Services
[email protected]

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