Investigators say 56-year-old Eric Van Gelder was arrested and will be charged with driving under the influence of drugs and resisting arrest.
The CHP says Van Gelder drove around a road closure then took officers on a chase. When they caught up to the car, Van Gelder refused to get out. They say SWAT officers used non-lethal options to remove him.
All lanes of 101 re-opened around 9:30 a.m.
1 suspect in custody. Traffic open in both directions!— CHP Santa Rosa (@CHPSantaRosa) September 15, 2019
US-101 is shut down in both directions between River Rd and Airport Blvd following a pursuit.— CHP Santa Rosa (@CHPSantaRosa) September 15, 2019
Occupants of the pursued vehicle are refusing to exit the vehicle and a standoff continues. pic.twitter.com/us0FPSkhLm— CHP Santa Rosa (@CHPSantaRosa) September 15, 2019