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Chico Police: Early morning high-speed chase through Chico

Chico Police say a female suspect led law enforcement on a dangerous high-speed chase that caused a vegetation fire early Tuesday morning. Suspect drove the wrong way through Highway 99 and in Downtown Chico.

Posted: Aug 21, 2018 7:21 AM
Updated: Aug 22, 2018 12:18 AM

An update to this story can be found here.

Chico Police say a female suspect led law enforcement on a dangerous high-speed chase early Tuesday morning. It caused a vegetation fire and a dangerous situation on the roads as the suspect drove the wrong way down Highway 99 and several roads in Downtown Chico.

Police say it all started south of Chico at around 2:00 a.m Tuesday. The California Highway Patrol chased the suspect's car north on Highway 99, into the Chico city limits. Both Chico Police and Butte County Sheriff's Deputies responded.

The female driver exited at Skway, into a dead-end on Notre Dame Boulevard. Police say the suspect then head into the parking lot of The Neighborhood Church, where she reportedly drove in circles and started a small vegetation fire. Chico Fire and Butte County Cal Fire then responded.

Police say the driver continued by driving up and down Chico streets. At times the driver went the wrong way down several streets. At one point the driver took out a power line, and was driving on the car's rims.

Police were able to capture the suspect at East Avenue and Cohasset Road. Police say one or two people are in custody. No one was injured.

This is a developing story, check back for more details.

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