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High-Speed Bay Area Car Chase Ends In Arrest

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ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — A man was arrested in Contra Costa County after a high-speed chase went through multiple counties early Friday morning, a California Highway Patrol lieutenant said.

CHP officers began the pursuit about 2 a.m. on eastbound Interstate Highway 80 on the Carquinez Bridge, Contra Costa County CHP Lt. Mike Hagerman said.

The vehicle, reported stolen out of Antioch, exited eastbound Highway 80 in Vallejo and then entered the westbound part of the highway, Hagerman said.

The pursuit continued into San Francisco, where the suspect turned around again and headed east on Highway 80 into Oakland, Hagerman said.

The driver continued on eastbound Highway 80 through Oakland and eventually entered state Highway 4, where spike strips were deployed, Hagerman said.

The pursuit then ended in Contra Costa County on Highway 4 and the subject fled the scene on foot, Hagerman said. The foot pursuit ended quickly as K-9 units from the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office tracked the man down, he said.

The man, whose name was not immediately being released, was medically cleared for a small bite from the dog and taken to Solano County Jail where he was booked by the Solano County CHP, Hagerman said.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

 

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