RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A man was arrested after leading police on a high speed chase Thursday night.
Rancho Cordova police tried to pull over the driver of a red Corvette for speeding on westbound 50, near Hazel Avenue, but he didn't stop and sped off, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Matthew Burgess said.
The man drove south on Interstate-5 at speeds over 100 mph. Near Elk Grove, CHP took over the chase.
Burgess said deputies put down a spike strip, but the suspect avoided it and veered his car toward the deputy who placed the strip.
During the chase, the driver crossed over a grassy center-divide and tried to go southbound in the northbound lanes.
A CHP officer used a pit maneuver to stop the driver, which knocked the Corvette onto the shoulder.
Burgess said they took the man into custody without further incident. He also said the Citrus Heights police department was interested in man, but did not say why.