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Ventura automobile-theft suspect arrested on suspicion of DUI

June 9, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Ventura police officer arrested a stolen-vehicle suspect in a high-risk stop Thursday.

A Ventura man reported his vehicle stolen from the 1100 block of Brunswick Lane in Ventura at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday. The car had been unlocked and the keys were inside.

A Ventura police officer spotted the car at about 1 a.m. Thursday near Arcade Drive and Thompson Boulevard and performed a high-risk stop, according to the Ventura Police Dept.

Ventura resident Austin Johnson, 20, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle. Johnson was also arrested for suspicion of drunken driving. A female passenger was determined to be uninvolved and was released at the scene, according to police.

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