Juveniles lead Trinity and Shasta County law enforcement on a high-speed chase

Three juveniles in a blue Chevrolet pickup lead CHP and a Trinity County Sheriff Deputy on a high-speed pursuit into Shasta County.

According to the Trinity County Sheriff's Department, at approximately 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, two CHP officers observed the pickup speeding on Masonic Lane and attempted pull it over.

The driver accelerated in an attempt to flee and drove onto eastbound SR-299 where the pursuit continued.

As the pursuit neared the Shasta County Line and the Buckhorn Road construction site, the officers requested that the Redding Communications Center notify Caltrans and the construction workers of the pursuit.

Officers also requested to Redding Area CHP units to take over the pursuit on the east end of the construction site. The Trinity River CHP Units then slowed down and stopped short of the construction site for safety reasons.

As the pickup was just west of the French Gulch turn off, a Redding Area CHP Officer deployed a spike strip, which flattened all four of the suspect vehicle's tires and ended the chase.

The right front passenger exited the pickup and ran into some nearby brush while the driver and rear seat passenger were taken into custody without any further incident.

Law enforcement searched for the passenger who ran for about an hour but he later turned himself in.

The driver was booked into the Trinity County Juvenile Detention Facility for grand theft of a vehicle, fleeing a peace officer and driving under the influence of a controlled substance.

Both passengers were booked possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.

The subjects were all under 18, so their names are not yet being released.

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