Chico man arrested for drunken driving, possession of a loaded firearm

Nov 22, 2015 11:34 AM by News Staff

A Chico man is in custody after he tried avoid police after being seen driving recklessly Saturday Morning.

Sonny Valentino Granados, 25, was seen driving a gray, late model Mercedes recklessly near the intersection of West Second and Salem streets. When officers attempted to stop the suspect, he fled.

While being chased, the suspected made an errant turn near West Third and Chestnut streets. The suspect crashed the vehicle into the curb and stopped in the side yard of a residence in the area.

While searching the vehicle, officers discovered a loaded firearm in the trunk.

The suspect was book on charges of drunken driving with a collision, evading a peace officer and illegal possession of a loaded firearm and booked into the Butte County Jail.


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