Blake Maldonado, 25, was booked on charges of reckless driving, DUI, eluding police and child endangerment after he was seen driving more than 70 mph in a 25 mph zone along the 500 block of Victorian Avenue. When an officer tried to stop Maldonado’s vehicle, activating his red and blue lights, Maldonado continued driving at a high rate of speed through a neighborhood. The officer then activated his sirens and continued to pursue the vehicle until it finally came to a stop on Victorian and Fifth Street.
Inside the vehicle was the driver, Maldonado, Daniel Villanobos, a 32-year-old Sparks resident, and a 5-year-old boy. Villanobos was found to be in possession of an open container of alcohol. He was cited and released. The male juvenile who was unharmed, was released to an adult family member who arrived on scene.