Two people were arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase through the streets of Brentwood and Oakley on Saturday morning.
Police did not identify the man and the woman, who were caught by police with the help of a police dog after ditching the vehicle at Norcross Lane and West Ruby Street about 10 a.m., Oakley Police Chief Bani Kallo said. Both are expected to be charged with felony evasion, Kallo said. Police did not say what kind of vehicle the two were driving.
Brentwood police were pursuing the two after they failed to pull over for a traffic stop. The two were driving at excessive speeds and erratically, Kallo said, and Brentwood police called off their pursuit when it reached Oakley.
Oakley police then tailed the two for about a mile before falling back when speeds reached 90 miles per hour on Norcoss near Main Street, Kallo said.
Just as police were pulling back, the car they were pursuing clipped a telephone pole and may have nicked a fire hydrant, Kallo said. The two left the vehicle at Norcross and West Ruby a few moments later, but a police dog tracked them down a short distance away, Kallo said.
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