Driver leads police on high-speed chase without two tires

The man was the only person in the vehicle

(KRON) — A man was arrested after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase through several Bay Area counties.

The pursuit started on I-80 near Vacaville at around 2 p.m. when a CHP officer attempted to stop the driver for speeding. The officer ran plates on the light-colored Nissan Pathfinder SUV but the plates came back clean. The driver, unaware that officers had run a check on the vehicle, sped away.

PHOTOS: View photos of the chase

The unidentified motorist then led officers on a high-speed chase from Solano County through Contra Costa, Alameda, and Santa Clara counties. The driver turned north onto Interstate 280 after reaching San Jose towards San Mateo County.

Images from the pursuit show that at least two tires on the SUV had disintegrated but the driver continued maneuvering through traffic at high speeds of up to 90 mph.

The chase ended on northbound I-280 near the Magdalena Avenue exit when the driver lost control of the SUV and crashed. The vehicle slammed into a concrete median barrier, careened back into I-280 lanes before rolling over onto its side.

The driver was able to get out of the SUV and walk away from the wreck. He was taken into custody without further incident and was later transported to a hospital for observation.

The man was the only person in the vehicle.

Alcohol containers were strewn across the roadway along with other debris from the SUV but investigators are still working to determine if alcohol was a factor.

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