Driver chased by deputies crashes into central Fresno tire shop

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A driver who led deputies on a pursuit through central Fresno was treated for injuries after he crashed into a tire shop.

Fresno County sheriff's deputies tried to pull the driver, identified as Steven Hernandez, over just after 1:00 a.m. at First and McKinley for failing to stop at a red light.

Hernandez took off, and a pursuit began through city streets at speeds over 90 miles per hour.

As he tried to turn on Rowell Avenue near Belmont, his car hit a stop sign and smashed into a nearby tire shop.

Hernandez tried to get away, but the car was stalled.

Deputies say he has a warrant for failing to register as a sex offender.

His female passenger was also taken to the hospital for injuries suffered during the crash.
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