CASTROVILLE (CBS SF) — A teenager was arrested late Friday night after allegedly blowing through a red light in a stolen car and leading deputies on a half-hour, 50-mile chase, Monterey County Sheriff’s officials said Saturday.

Around 11:30 p.m., deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on an
SUV that sped through a red light at the intersection of Merritt and Salinas streets in Castroville, according to the sheriff’s office.

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The driver failed to yield and led deputies on a high-speed pursuit through Castroville.

The chase continued as the suspect drove onto state Highway 183
and through Salinas, topping 120 miles per hour.

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The suspect sped onto southbound U.S. Highway 101 until a spike
strip stopped the car near the highway and Teague Avenue in the community of Greenfield, according to sheriff’s officials.

Deputies stopped the driver, who was identified as a 17-year-old
documented Norteno gang member with an active arrest warrant.

The suspect, whose name was not released because he is a juvenile,
was also found to be in possession of a loaded gun. He was arrested on suspicion of evading law enforcement officers in addition to gang-related violations and numerous weapons crimes and taken to Monterey County Jail.

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