Sacto 9-1-1
March 21, 2012
Wrong-way driver sought by West Sacramento police

West Sacramento police are looking for a man who fled from them this morning after driving the wrong way on Interstate 80.

Police are looking for Lino Garcia Jr., 34, on suspicion of evading police and vehicle theft. Garcia is 5 feet 5 inches tall and has a shaved head.

Police said they tried to stop Garcia for a vehicle violation about 7:45 a.m. today. He didn't stop and a one-minute pursuit was called off for public safety when police said Garcia began driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 80.

He exited the freeway and hit another vehicle at Harbor Boulevard and West Capitol Avenue, police said. He was last seen fleeing in the 700 block of Glide Avenue.

A passenger, Christina Rangel, 30, was taken into custody.

Garcia has a felony warrant for his arrest out of Napa County, police said.

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