Man Flees From Police During DUI Test

Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

An alleged drunk driver was arrested Tuesday night after a brief foot pursuit while police were administering a field sobriety test.

The suspect, 44-year-old Ronald McCaffrey of Glendora, was found sitting in his vehicle by officers in the 300 block of West Route 66 after a concerned coworker called Glendora Police, informing them that McCaffrey was leaving his workplace drunk in the 900 block of North Grand Avenue.

The coworker called police around 9:40 p.m. November 3.

Police arrived to the Grand Avenue location and found McCaffrey already gone. Officers were able to track down the alleged drunk driver due to his history of past contacts with the law, said Lt. Matt Williams of Glendora Police.

Officers located McCaffrey sitting in his black compact car in a parking lot near his home in the 300 block of West Route 66.

“He admitted to driving where he was working to his home. During the field sobriety test, Ronald ran from officers,” Williams said.

McCaffrey was captured a short distance away. His level of intoxication was not immediately known.

McCaffrey was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater and obstructing an officer. He was issued a citation and released.