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Santa Rosa Police Searching For Driver Who Fled From Vehicle After Pursuit

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Police are seeking a driver who fled from a vehicle after it crashed into a fence during a pursuit with officers in Santa Rosa early this morning. At 3:32 a.m., an officer was on patrol near West Steele Lane and Marlow Road, according to police. The officer noticed a black Toyota Corolla being driven erratically. When the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the driver failed to yield and kept driving, police said. The officer pursued the vehicle on Marlow Road and then onto Piner Road, heading west. The pursuit reached speeds of about 70 mph, according to police.

The driver passed through a red light and continued to drive, going from Piner Road to southbound Peterson Lane, police said. As the driver traveled on Peterson Lane at about 50 mph, the driver continuously failed to stop at stop signs, police said. When the driver reached Guerneville Road, the driver lost control of the vehicle at a dip in the roadway. The Corolla then struck a fence in the 1400 block of Peterson Lane, according to police. The driver then fled from the scene on foot. After an extensive search, officers were unable to locate the suspect. Police towed the vehicle and are continuing to investigate the incident, according to police. The crash resulted in minor damage to the fence, but no structures were damaged and no one was reported injured, police said.

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