Stolen car chase ends in Central Fresno crash

October 2, 2013 5:49:02 AM PDT
A pursuit involving a stolen car came to a crashing end in Central Fresno.

The chase ended near First and Shields around midnight. Police say officers tried to pull over the suspect after he was seen driving the wrong way near First and Floradora. A pursuit ensued when the driver refused to stop.

Police were forced to call off the chase, bBut the suspect ended up running a red light and crashing into another vehicle.

The people in the other car are expected to be okay.

"If you look at their car, he struck it in the rear, so it looks like most of the damage was sustained by the stolen car he was driving so yeah, they are pretty lucky," said Joe Gomez, Fresno Police Department.

The driver ran away from the scene but was later arrested. Authorities say they're currently looking for a woman who was also in the stolen car and got away from the scene.


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