Teenagers in a 2000 VW Jetta engaged police from Solano and Contra Costa counties in a nearly 45 minute-long pursuit up and down I680 that ended only after their car had its tired flattened and they were arrested following a minor crash in Walnut Creek late Wednesday.
Police and onlookers said the teens, both from the San Jose area according to Solano County CHP Officer David Harvey, were running blacked out and at speeds in excess of 100mph before their car was successfully spike stripped and eventually came to rest.
The pair, whose names were not given due to their age, allegedly failed to yield to a CHP officer attempting to pull them over for excessive speed on Interstate 80 around 11 p.m. Wednesday, crossing the bridge into Contra Costa and embarking on a wild, corkscrewing ride up and down I680.
At one point the pair reportedly double-backed on themselves, running at speeds over 100 mph back up Danville Boulevard while a CHP helicopter kept pace overhead. The car ran over a spike strip deployed at Rudgear Road and eventually came to rest near a car dealership at N. Civic and Locust streets, where police took the male driver into custody. His female passenger was located while hiding behind a nearby dumpster, according to police.
No one was injured during the pursuit. The driver was booked in Solano County on charges of reckless evasion and driving without a license. No reason was given for why they opted to run from police.