A suspect was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges, including DUI, after two Eureka Police Department patrol vehicles were involved in a pursuit with his car early this morning, Sgt. Patrick O'Neill said.
Eureka resident Nathan Rosteed Sanders, 35, was arrested on suspicion of evading a peace officer, driving on a suspended license, driving under the influence and probation violation, according to O'Neill. Sanders was booked into the Humboldt County jail.
"Around 2 a.m. an officer observed a Subaru driving erratically northbound on Broadway Street. The vehicle took the patrol cars on a 19 mile pursuit during which it ran several stop signs and stop lights and was fluctuating between speeds of 25 and 60 mph," O'Neill said. "Because of the time of day, there was light traffic so there weren't any moments where the pursuit came in contact with pedestrians or other vehicles."
O'Neill said officers attempted to end the pursuit with spike strips four times and Sanders pulled over willingly at an apartment complex on the 100 block of West Del Norte Street.
"When the vehicle did stop, there were punctures to the tires but they were very shallow because he kept swerving around the spike strips, but they seemed to have affected the corner of his tires at least one of the times," O'Neill said.