A high-speed pursuit from Sacramento down Interstate Highway 80 early this morning didn’t end until the suspect crashed in Richmond despite blowing a tire in Vallejo, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers with the CHP’s Protective Services Division in Sacramento started the pursuit at about 12:30 a.m., according to Officer Sean Wilkenfeld, a spokesman for the CHP’s Oakland-area office.
The CHP called off the pursuit at one point when the suspect entered a construction zone, but officers spotted the car again later, Wilkenfeld said. Vallejo police then used spike strips and took out at least one of the car’s tires. However, the driver continued at about 100 mph despite the blown tire, and officers called off the pursuit again for safety, Wilkenfeld said. Finally, the driver crashed into a pole while exiting the highway at Carlson Boulevard in Richmond.
He tried to get out of the car and run, but officers quickly caught up with him and arrested him at 1:04 a.m., Wilkenfeld said. The driver, identified as Kyle Buege, 27, was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of felony evading police, resisting police, driving under the influence and hit-and-run.
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