A wild Saturday night chase in pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle that began at a gambling casino in San Pablo and ended in Marin finished up with three people detained and nobody injured, police said.
The saga began around 9:30 p.m. when San Pablo police officers tried to stop a stolen 2004 Chevy Tahoe at the San Pablo Lytton Casino, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Andrew Barclay. The Tahoe fled on Interstate 580, zooming across the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge with Richmond police in pursuit, Barclay said.
The Tahoe took the Bellam Boulevard exit, racing down city streets with the pursuit now in the hands of Marin CHP officers, Barclay said. The vehicle then headed west on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and into unincorporated Marin County, then onto White's Hill, when two of its tires blew thanks to a spike strip put in place by Marin County Sheriff's Deputies.
The Tahoe came to a halt in the area of San Geronimo Valley Drive, where its three occupants were detained, according to Barclay. San Pablo police officers then showed up and "took possession" of the three, Barclay said.
No bystanders, suspects or police were injured during the pursuit, Barclay said, and there was no property damage except to the tires. The driver and passengers' names are not being released because there is an ongoing investigation by San Pablo police, Barclay said.
San Pablo police declined to comment.
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