CHP Arrests Berkeley Man on Suspicion of DUI, Auto Theft After Pursuit
(by James Lanaras) – The California Highway Patrol arrested a Berkeley man Wednesday night on suspicion of DUI and stealing a vehicle out of San Francisco on Tuesday.
CHP Officer Anthony Keeton Sr. tried to stop a Chevrolet Trax SUV traveling 98 mph on southbound U.S. Highway 101 near Shiloh Road around 10 p.m., CHP Officer Jon Sloat said.
CHP Anthony Keeton Jr. also responded allowing Keeton Sr. to deployed a spike strip that flattened the SUV’s front right tire on the highway at Rohnert Park Expressway, Sloat said.
The officers stooped the vehicle adjacent to the West Sierra Avenue on-ramp to the highway, Sloat said. The officers determined the Chevrolet was stolen in San Francisco and two occupants of the vehicle were taken into custody.
The driver, Robert Abeyta, 35, of Berkeley, appeared to be intoxicated by drugs and he was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and hypodermic needles, Sloat said. He was arrested and booked in the Sonoma
County Jail for DUI, evading police, auto theft, possession of methamphetamine and hypodermic needles.
A passenger in the Chevrolet, Ignacio Silvano, 29, of Berkeley, was arrested and booked for possession of stolen property, Sloat said.