PARADISE, Calif. - One man was arrested in Paradise for several felonies and for driving under the influence on Aug. 6.
Paradise Police say around 9:30 a.m. they were called to a report of a pick-up truck speeding and swerving on the Skyway. As the officers worked to stop the truck, they say the driver, Jose Sandoval, began driving erratically to evade officers.
At one point, police say the 35-year-old drove into oncoming traffic, forcing other drivers to pull over to avoid a collision. Sandoval drove a mile before he eventually stopped.
During the investigation, officers say they determined Sandoval endangered multiple lives while trying to get away and the truck he was driving had a fake Texas license plate, covering a real California one.
When searching Sandoval, officials say they found he had bear mace, something the Magalia resident is prohibited from carrying because of prior felony convictions.
Officers also did a field sobriety test on Sandoval and ultimately determined he was driving under the influence.
Sandoval was arrested and booked into the Butte County jail for felony evading with disregard for the safety of others, felony displaying forged or altered vehicle registration, possession of a dangerous weapon by a convicted felon and driving under the influence of drugs.