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Teens Lead CHP In High Speed Chase Resulting In a Crash Near Hwy 13

By Pixie Clay

May 11, 2018 - 2:44 pm

OAKLAND (KCBS Radio) - Five teenagers are in custody after a high-speed, early morning chase through Contra Costa County that ended with a crash but no injuries.

Officers on state Highway 4 in Pittsburg  saw a Corvette and an Audi SUV racing at speeds of 120 mph at 3:30 in the morning. 

Officers in two patrol cars persued the Audi at 130 mph because the Corvette was driving even faster and more dangerously. The Audi zoomed through the Caldecott Tunnel, then attempted to take the state Highway 13 off-ramp to Berkeley but slammed into the concrete center median.

CHP officers took all five of the teenagers, the driver and his passengers, into custody. The driver was a 17-year-old with no driver's license. No one was injured, but all five were taken to Highland Hospital in Oakland as a precautionary measure.