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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
Sunday August 22nd, 2010 :: 10:21 a.m. PDT


Vehicle failure to yield, foot pursuit, and DUI arrest

Incident: Vehicle failure to yield, foot pursuit, and DUI arrest

Location: Poli St and Chestnut, Ventura

Date/Time Occurred : 08/22/10 at 0805 hrs

Officer(s) Involved: VPD patrol officers

Victim(s): None

Suspect(s): Zavalamedina, Alejandro (26 yrs.) Oxnard resident

Report #: 10-10861


Around 0730 hrs, an officer noticed a vehicle near San Jon and Harbor Blvd speed away as it ran a red light and continued to drive recklessly on Harbor Blvd. The officer attempted to catch up to the vehicle, but lost sight of it as it was a great distance away. Officers searched for the vehicle, but it was not located.

Then around 0805 hrs, officers noticed the same vehicle in the downtown Ventura area. They attempted to stop it, and the driver, later identified as Alejandro Zavalamedina, failed to yield. He then suddenly stopped the car and fled on foot. Officers went in foot pursuit. He was apprehended a short distance away, and taken into custody. It was determined that Zavalamedina was driving under the influence of alcohol, and also had a DUI warrant. He was arrested and booked at the Ventura County Jail for DUI, the DUI warrant, driving on a suspended license, and resisting an officer.

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Ventura County Sheriff's Office
800 S Victoria Ave
Ventura, CA 93009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-654-9511

Poli St & N Chestnut St
Ventura, CA 93001

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