Forestville Man Arrested After High Speed Pursuit

Snapshot from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Facebook Page.

A 53-year-old Forestville man has been arrested after leading deputies on a high speed pursuit that ended in Graton. On Saturday night, a motorcyclist, later identified as James Ralston, lead deputies on a high speed chase from West Santa Rosa to Graton. The chase went to such high speeds that deputies called off the pursuit at one point allowing the sheriff’s Henry-1 helicopter to continue surveillance. Ralston was eventually detained on the 8000 block of Jeanette Avenue in Graton, arrested on multiple charges including outstanding warrants, violation of probation, possession of narcotics and narcotics paraphernalia, as well as evading arrest. As of Monday morning, Ralston was in Sonoma County Jail on $20,000 bail. Fortunately, no accidents or injuries occurred.