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San Mateo U.S. 101 Lanes Reopened After CHP Chase, Crash

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SAN MATEO (CBS SF) – Southbound U.S. Highway 101 lanes in San Mateo reopened Wednesday morning after a California Highway Patrol chase ended in an accident, according to a CHP spokesman.

Southbound lanes just north of East Poplar Avenue reopened at 1:32 a.m., according to the CHP, after a pursuit ended there and blocked lanes at 12:28 a.m.

The police pursuit began at 12:08 a.m. out of San Pablo. San Pablo police eventually turned the chase over to the CHP when the suspect drove through San Francisco. The chase ended in San Mateo 20 minutes later, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

The suspect appeared to be driving at high speeds and weaving between cars and almost crashed into another vehicle, so the driver swerved and lost control, Montiel said.

That is when the car rolled over several times, injuring the driver, who was sent to Stanford Hospital with minor injuries, Montiel said.

The suspect will be taken into custody after he is released from the hospital, Montiel said.

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