CHP Cruiser Crashes During Pursuit

The chase started when CHP tried to pull over a wrong-way driver

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    A California Highway Patrol cruiser collided with another vehicle while chasing an SUV Monday evening, according to officials.

    The pursuit started just after 5:30 p.m. CHP says officers tried to pull over a white Chevy Tahoe driving the wrong way on Sassafras Street, but the driver wouldn't stop.

    The CHP cruiser chased the SUV onto northbound Interstate 5, according to officials. Just south of Old Town, the cruiser collided with another driver on the freeway.

    The runaway driver exited on Old Town Avenue, where a new CHP unit tracked him down. The pursuit ended without incident in the 2700 block of Congress Street.

    The suspect was taken into custody. His identity has not been released.

    It is unclear what caused the crash involving the cruiser. CHP is investigating.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.
     

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