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Driver who led chase found hiding under car, arrested

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Posted at 7:23 AM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 10:23:10-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – A driver was arrested early Monday morning after a chase involving a rental vehicle ended in a crash in the El Cerrito area.

The California Highway Patrol said the incident began just after midnight on Friars Road when officers tried to pull over a red Ford SUV for unspecified reasons.

The driver refused to stop and sped away, leading officers on a pursuit into the College Area that reached up to 90 MPH.

Officers lost track of the SUV on College Avenue, but they later spotted the vehicle after it had crashed into a parked car in an alley.

Witnesses showed officers photos of a man they saw running from the scene, and with the help of a police helicopter, officers found the man hiding under a car and arrested him.

No injuries were reported.