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Suspected Drunk Driver Flees Cops, Crashes

The man remains in custody on $25,000 bond as of Friday morning.

An Aliso Viejo man was in jail Friday morning after allegedly driving drunk and leading Orange County sheriff's deputies on a short chase in Dana Point on Thursday morning.

Deputies attempted to pull over Ashanti Ceyshen Rand, 21, a student, as he was allegedly speeding on Pacific Coast Highway in Dana Point at 2:08 a.m. Thursday, said Lt. Jim England of the OCSD.

According to reports, Rand failed to yield to police and ran a red light at the intersection of PCH and Selva Road, heading east on Selva at high speed. According to the dispatch log, dispatchers in the meantime sent units to Rand's Aliso Viejo address.

They quickly called off the Aliso Viejo cars, however, after Rand allegedly slammed into a parked motor home near the intersection of Selva and Street of the Golden Lantern, where they arrested him.

Central Men's Jail was holding Rand on $25,000 bond, according to jail records. He was scheduled for arraignment Friday.

Charles December 28, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Know any of his friends? http://www.facebook.com/ashanti.rand
Charles December 28, 2012 at 02:57 PM
From the Public Records: 08/26/2012 23152(a) VC M Driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs GUILTY 08/29/2012 Pled Guilty 08/29/2012 2 0 08/26/2012 23153(b) VC M Driving with BAC of .08% or more causing injury or death GUILTY 08/29/2012 Pled Guilty 08/29/2012 07/07/2009 308(b) PC I Possess/purchase tobacco or paraphernalia ; under 18 Bail Forfeiture 10/20/2009
Shirley December 28, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Ashanti's intelligence level is "off the charts"...interpret it any way you want folks. Where is JustUs & his followers, they think this "stuff" is perfectly OK.
Kathryn December 29, 2012 at 05:04 PM
Thanks for the info Charles - wouldn't it be nice if the press reported on his past deeds so there might be more of an outcry from the community and possibly a longer sentence - great FB photo ay yi yi
Hingle McCringleberry May 13, 2013 at 06:36 AM
Fuck tha police

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