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Man Arrested in Walnut Creek after police chase

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A Walnut Creek man was arrested in Concord early Friday morning after a brief car chase, Concord police said. Just before 12:30 a.m. police attempted to stop a car near Concord Boulevard and Grant Street, police said. As officers approached the vehicle, the driver accelerated and a chase started, police said. The pursuit ended when the driver crashed into a fence on Bailey Road more than 3 miles away, according to police.

The driver — and only person in the car — was arrested following the pursuit, police said. Police identified the man as 29-year-old James Jarrard. He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility. Police were not releasing what charges the man was suspected of.

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