Drugs, Alcohol and Resisting Arrest



Two Chico Police Officers were assigned to a DUI saturation patrol for the evening hours of 3/18/2022 which carried over into the early morning of 3/19/2022.

At approximately 1:10am, these Officers observed a silver Toyota sedan cross over the double-yellow lines while traveling northbound on Warner St. in the area of the Chico State campus. The Officers conducted a traffic enforcement stop on the Toyota, which continued to travel several blocks before the Toyota yielded.

The Officers contacted Tycoreyan James, who identified himself with his California identification card and said he had never been issued a driver’s license. The Officers noted several signs of intoxication while speaking with James. They asked James to exit the Toyota to conduct a series of Field Sobriety Tests. Once out of the vehicle, James fled on foot. A short foot pursuit ensued, and James was apprehended in the backyard of a nearby residence.

After being taken into custody, James was found to have over 14 ounces of marijuana within his vehicle.

Once James was brought into the Chico Police Department Temporary Holding Facility, James was found to be in possession of over .5 grams of cocaine.

The driver was booked into the Butte County Jail for violations of:

23152(a) CVC: DUI

23152(b) CVC: DUI with BAC over .08%

23152(g) CVC: DUI alcohol and drug combination

148(a)(1) CVC: Resisting/Delaying a Peace Officer

12500(a) CVC: Driving without a license

11350(a) H&S: Possession of a controlled substance

11357(a)(2) H&S: Possession of cannabis exceeding 28.5 grams

4573.6 PC: Knowingly possess controlled substance in detention facility

One of the Officers sustained minor injuries as a result of this incident, which did not require medical attention.

Location: Warner St. near Chico State campus

Victim:  State of California

Suspect:  Tycoreyan James (29 y/o Chico resident)

Supervisor:  Sergeant Bass

Lieutenant: Lieutenant Tupper

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