Man crashes into car during chase with Coalinga police

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Coalinga police are looking for a man who led them on a high-speed pursuit and crash.

It happened before 6 pm Sunday at Third and Forest.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on 23-year old Gene Gleeson of Oakland for running a stop sign.

After police smelled drugs, Gleeson started to drive away. While crossing Sixth Street, he collided with a vehicle.

The other driver was not hurt, but both vehicles sustained major damage.

Gleeson soon jumped out of the car and ran off. The vehicle struck a nearby trailer and the curb.

A passenger, 19-year-old Dominique Thurman of Castro Valley, was taken into custody.

During a search of the scene, a gun was found, believed to have been thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit.
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