ANTIOCH -- Two suspects in a stolen car led police on a pursuit from Antioch all the way into Lafayette that at times reached 105 miles per hour Sunday night, the California Highway Patrol said.

Antioch police began following the car at Sycamore Drive after receiving a call about a stolen Acura Integra around 7:15 p.m., said Officer Jonathan Fransen, a CHP spokesman. After several minutes, police called off the pursuit at Bailey Road in Pittsburg and asked the CHP for assistance.

CHP patrol cars followed the Acura, which then merged onto southbound Interstate 680. Near Walnut Creek, the suspects saw they were being followed and sped up to 105 mph, heading onto Highway 24. A few minutes later, the car suddenly braked, swerved and exited at the Central Lafayette exit, Fransen said.

As officers chased the vehicle, the driver ran a series of red lights, but crashed into a concrete median when he tried to pass another car on Mt. Diablo Avenue. Two men ran out of the car and fled, but a woman passenger was apprehended. Officers set up a perimeter as they searched for the suspects, but could not locate them.

Police did not immediately identify the woman or say what charges she was being held on.

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