ATASCADERO — A slow-moving car chase early Monday morning, Aug. 13, ended with four arrests, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office reported.
SLO sheriff’s deputies were in pursuit of a vehicle going 45 mph northbound on Highway 101 when they called California Highway Patrol at 12:39 a.m. to assist.
The CHP unit was coming over from Camp Roberts when the vehicle yielded and went on the off-ramp at San Ramon Drive near Home Depot in Atascadero. CHP was called off at 1:07 a.m. and the deputies found four men in the vehicle.
Deputies began following the vehicle because it was only going 45 mph on Highway 101 and was driving erratically, according to Tony Cipolla with the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies had been pursuing the vehicle for approximately four miles when it finally stopped. The men were taken into custody without incident.
When the driver Omar Isaias Ramos Carmona, 20, was tested for blood alcohol it was found that he was not intoxicated, but was an inexperienced driver and did not have his license, according to Cipolla. The other three were intoxicated.
The driver was charged with suspicion of evading a pursuing officer’s motor vehicle and driving without a license. The remaining three occupants, Jesus Ramos Carmona, 22, Simon Ramos Carmona, 25, and Maurino Ramos Carmona 23, were all charged with being drunk in public.
All four were booked into county jail and were shortly released. They are all scheduled to be in court on Oct. 11.