ANTIOCH (CBS SF) — CHP officers in the East Bay were led on a wild chase that was caught on video Tuesday as suspects in a stolen truck fled authorities, driving the wrong way on residential streets and a freeway.
According to a Facebook post by the CHP Golden Gate Air Operations account, on Tuesday morning, CHP airplane A-31 was returning to the Napa airport when it’s onboard sensors detected a stolen vehicle in the area of Antioch. The aircraft began a search of the area, eventually locating the vehicle on city streets.READ MORE: San Francisco Reverses Ban On Collecting Data On Sexual Orientation Of City Workers
Ground unit support was requested to make an enforcement stop, but the truck fled the scene at a high rate of speed. The driver drove wrong way on surface streets and the Pittsburg/Antioch highway.READ MORE: Fmr. SF Public Utilities Commission GM Harlan Kelly Charged With Bank Fraud In Bribery, Corruption Scandal
At one point, the vehicle got stuck on railroad tracks, but eventually the driver freed the truck. Later after stopping in another residential area, the occupants fled from the vehicle. The CHP aircraft was able to track the driver to a backyard where he was apprehended.MORE NEWS: California Drought: Gov. Newsom Declares Expanded Drought Emergency, Calls For Statewide Conservation
There was no word on what charges the driver would be facing or whether the other two occupants who fled the vehicle were found.