Man arrested after reckless driving incident in Napa

A Napa man was arrested Saturday night after a reckless driving accident in the southwestern part of the city, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

Local law enforcement was called around 6 p.m. to be on the lookout for a person in a red pickup truck driving recklessly and making donuts near Golden Gate Drive and Foster Road, according to Sheriff’s Sgt. Frank Walsch.

About an hour later, a deputy saw a pickup truck that matched the description near Golden Gate and Foster and tried to approach the vehicle, but the driver fled at high speed, Walsh said. During the resulting chase, the truck driver drove back and forth along Golden Gate Drive, making more donuts, according to Walsh.

Police officers used a barricade to stop the pickup truck west of Stanly Lane, but the driver ignored various orders from officers and barricaded himself inside the truck, Walsh said. Eventually, a deputy used a less-lethal 40mm round to pry open the pickup truck’s rear window, and the driver was arrested at 7:54 p.m. with the help of an American Canyon Police patrol dog, according to Walsh.

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The driver, identified as 47-year-old Alfonso Corro Rojas, was treated at Providence Queen of the Valley Medical Center before being committed to the Napa County jail, Walsh said.

Corro Rojas was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of driving in the wrong direction while dodging peace officers, resisting arrest, driving under the influence and violating his probation terms.

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Barry Eberling

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