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CHP Finds Baby in Backseat of Car After Street Racing Crash

A man was arrested Monday for street racing with an infant in the backseat after a high-speed chase ended in a crash.

A father with his baby in the backseat was arrested Monday after a high-speed chase ended in a crash.

A California Highway Patrol officer spotted two cars preparing to race on northbound Interstate 15 near Market Street.

The CHP officer followed the white Honda Civic traveling at speeds of 100 miles per hour, officials said.

The officer tried to stop the driver but he kept driving until he exited on University Avenue and crashed into another driver at an estimated 60 miles an hour.

The impact flipped over the other driver's car. A 30-year-old woman and her two dogs were not harmed, officials said.

The 6-month-old baby's mother arrived to the crash scene and was visibly upset. The infant was not injured, officials said.

CHP investigators handcuffed the father after they say they found an open container and marijuana in his vehicle.

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