The Fresno police Skywatch helicopter helped take a fleeing DUI suspect into custody early Sunday morning, Sgt. Tony Bustos reported.
The incident took place about 1 a.m. as a traffic officer near Fresno Street and Herndon Avenue tried to pull over a man for a minor traffic infraction. Bustos said the driver, identified as Alejandro Cedillo, 20, fled south on Highway 41 as one of the occupants of the car tossed away a beverage.
The officer did not pursue and instead called for help from the helicopter.
The car was followed as it left the highway at Ashlan Avenue before stopping at an apartment complex in the 3500 block of North Pleasant Avenue. Three people were detained by officers on the ground.
Cedillo was found to be the driver and he was booked on DUI charges as well as evading charges.
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