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Man Called Suspected Drug Dealer In Custody After Chase In Goleta

Posted on Friday, January 4, 2013 2:58pm

Law Enforcement Officers Carry Suspect Arrested Follwing Wild Chase In Goleta (Photo By John Palminteri)

A man Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies are calling a suspected drug deal is in custody, following a wild chase in Goleta.

It happened just before 1 p.m. today, on Highway 217, which connects UC Santa Barbara with the 101 Freeway.

The CHP, and Sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a wrong way driver on the highway.

When he saw officers, the driver got out of his vehicle and tried to flee into a nearby lagoon, but was caught with the help of a helicopter unit, and a K-9.

Deputies identified the man as Binisio Pereda, of Lompoc.

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