Police arrest Grover Beach man Monday after 30-minute chase

tweber@thetribunenews.comFebruary 19, 2013 

Dustin Louis Palmer, 28, of Grover Beach was arrested Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, on suspicion of driving under the influence and resisting arrest. Original story »

A 28-year-old man was arrested by CHP and Pismo Beach police officers for allegedly driving under the influence and resisting arrest after he ran away from officers, only to be caught 30 minutes later.

According to a CHP news release, Dustin Louis Palmer, a Grover Beach man, was driving erratically southbound on Highway 101 at about 3 p.m. Monday. CHP Officer Javier Garcia found Palmer's white Ford Taurus and directed him off the freeway at the Five Cities Drive exit.

Palmer pulled off and drove behind a Jack in the Box restaurant, and then got out of his car, jumped over a freeway fence and ran east back across Highway 101, the news release says. Garcia lost sight of Palmer, who had continued east on Highland Street.

Pismo Beach officers then joined in and Palmer was captured a half hour later. The news release did not specify where he was arrested.

Palmer was described as 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes

In addition to DUI and resisting arrest allegations, Palmer was taken into custody for allegedly possessing drugs or a weapon, the news release says. He was booked into County Jail in lieu of posting $75,000 bail.

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