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* Mario Escobar Arrested By CHP for Alleged DUI, Evading Officers on Christmas Eve

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Police arrested a man for driving under the influence after he apparently led officers on a high-speed chase on the afternoon of Christmas Eve in South San Francisco. Mario Escobar, 24, allegedly raced past California Highway Patrol officers on northbound U.S. Highway 101 at about 4 p.m. on Friday, according to the CHP. Officers followed Escobar, who at times drove at speeds faster than 120 mph, until he came to a brief stop at a red light on El Camino Real in San Bruno, according to the CHP. Escobar ran the red light and led officers on a 3-mile chase with speeds of more than 90 mph. He was then involved in a traffic collision on Westborough Boulevard in South San Francisco, according to the CHP. Escobar fled the scene of the collision on foot, but police caught up and arrested him, according to the CHP. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries sustained in the crash. No other injuries were reported.

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