High Speed Chase Ends With Car Headed Wrong Way On Interstate 5 Ramp

ANDERSON, Calif. - An overnight police pursuit through Shasta County reached speeds of 110 miles per hour. It ended with a stolen car going the wrong way on an Interstate 5 exit ramp in Anderson.

The Honda Civic was stopped on Northbound I-5 around 4:30 a.m. Thursday at the Balls Ferry Road exit in Anderson.

Daniel Andrus, 30, and Richard McCoy, 28, both from Redding were caught a short time later after a foot pursuit.

The chase started around 4 a.m Thursday in downtown Redding. The suspects led police east on Highway 44 to Shasta View Drive. A tack strip was laid out on Airport Road, puncturing one of the car's front tires.

The suspects continued to drive to Anderson with a flat tire.  The two men abandoned the car going the wrong way on the Balls Ferry northbound exit ramp off Interstate 5. 

Andrus was found hiding in a culvert less than 100 yards away, with the help of K9 Tarro.  He was taken to Shasta Regional Medical Center to be treated for dog bites.   He faces charges including possession of a stolen vehicle, recklessly evading a peace officer and resisting arrest.

McCoy was located near the Best Western Inn in Anderson.  He was booked of four outstanding warrants, two felonies and two misdemeanors .

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