A Santa Maria man was arrested Monday evening after fleeing from a traffic stop and leading officers on a short pursuit through residential neighborhoods.
Santa Maria police Sgt. Mark Streker said an officer attempted to stop a driver, identified as 20-year-old Jose Ramon Zamudio Jr., about 6 p.m. in the 200 block of South Pine Street for failing to stop at a stop sign.
He said Zamudio then led officers in the short pursuit — less than a mile — mostly through residential areas, running several stop signs and a red light before stopping.
Zamudio was arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on felony charges of evading arrest.