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CHP arrests man who fled an attempted traffic stop in Paso Robles

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Posted at 4:41 PM, Apr 18, 2020

UPDATE (8:34 p.m.) - A CHP officer noticed a silver 2003 Cadillac CTS driving eastbound on SR-46 at a high rate of speed around 4 p.m.

According to officials, the driver of the Cadillac, 23-year-old Alejandro Ariaslopez of Salinas, was driving faster than 100 mph.

The CHP officer attempted to pull over Ariaslopez with emergency lights and sirens. When he failed to yield, several other officers responded to the pursuit.

CHP said Ariaslopez then applied the brakes and spun out of control and then continued to drive eastbound in and out of traffic, using the right hand shoulder as an illegal passing lane.

He then attempted to turn left on the Highway 101 southbound on-ramp, but lost control and spun out and crossed back over to lanes on Highway 46.

The vehicle was stopped blocking the left hand lane on 46 under the Highway 101 overpass.

According to CHP, Ariaslopez then took off on foot and ran towards the McDonald's off Black Oak Drive in Paso Robles. There were two female passengers also in the vehicle.

With the help of Paso Robles Police, the driver was found near the Adelaide Inn and taken into custody around 4:20 p.m.

Ariaslopez is unlicensed, has two outstanding warrants out of Monterey County and a Protective Order in place for the protection of one of the female passengers.


ORIGINAL STORY (4:41 p.m.) - The California Highway Patrol arrested a man after an attempted traffic stop in Paso Robles Saturday afternoon.

According to CHP, officers attempted to pull over the driver who was traveling near Highway 46 and Mill St, but the driver failed to yield to the officer.

Once the suspect's car came to a stop near the Highway 101 and 46 intersection, the driver got out and ran, according to authorities.

CHP's H70 helicopter was deployed to help with the search. The Paso Robles Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Officers are still on scene and the driver is in custody. His identity has not yet been released.

This is a developing story, check back later for details.