Crime, Fire + Courts

Chase leads officers from Davis to Fairfield

By From page A5 | April 16, 2013

By Barry Eberling

FAIRFIELD — Davis police on Monday ended a 25-mile car chase along westbound Interstate 80 with an arrest on the North Texas Street/Manuel Campos Parkway offramp in Fairfield.

The incident began near Mace Boulevard and Interstate 80 in Davis. Police tried to stop a white Nissan Sentra for a suspected vehicle code violation and the driver drove off, Davis police Cpl. Trevor Edens said.

The man had been in the area of a double-homicide investigation in Davis, Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said. Police do not have a connection between the man and the homicide case, he said.

But the existence of that investigation led dispatchers to broadcast during the chase that the driver “may or may not be” a suspect. The chase took place shortly after 10 a.m.

During the chase, the Nissan reached speeds of 85 mph and changed lanes erratically, Edens said at the scene of the arrest. Law enforcement officials used a spike strip on the freeway to puncture the car’s tires.

The driver stopped about a mile later on the North Texas Street/Manual Campos Parkway offramp. He had no weapons and surrendered without incident, Edens said.

Police arrested Ayman Elahi, 36, of Sacramento, on suspicion of evading police officers, Doroshov said.

— Reach Barry Eberling at [email protected]

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