Driver in chemical spill collision arrested for hit-and-run, resisting arrest

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Fairfield police arrested a driver on suspicion of resisting arrest and hit-and-run after a collision this morning that caused a pool chemical spill, a police sergeant said.

A police officer saw Emari Prescott, 18, of Fairfield, speeding around 8 a.m. in the area of Air Base Parkway and Walters Road, Sgt. Matt Bloesch said. 

The officer pursued Prescott's vehicle, which then collided with a vehicle that was carrying pool-cleaning chemicals near Clay Bank Road. Prescott fled into an adjacent neighborhood after the crash, Bloesch said.

The pursuing officer stayed with the driver of the vehicle carrying chemicals and broadcast a description of Prescott's vehicle. Officers caught him near the intersection of Meadowlark Drive and Dover Avenue, and he was booked into Solano County Jail on suspicion of evading police, hit-and-run and resisting arrest, Bloesch said.

The Fairfield Fire Department responded to the chemical spill and summoned the Solano County Hazardous Materials Response Team.

Air Base Parkway was closed in both directions between Dover Avenue and Clay Bank Road, and 10 homes south of Air Base Parkway were evacuated as a precaution, Bloesch said. Air Base Parkway reopened around 12:40 p.m. 

The driver of the vehicle with the pool chemicals suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to Bloesch.