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High-speed pursuit ends in arrest

A Crescent City man was arrested after a high-speed pursuit early Sunday.

When a California Highway Patrol officer witnessed a 1993 Honda Civic run a stop sign at Elk Valley Cross Road and Lake Earl Drive around 2 a.m, the officer attempted to make a stop but the driver fled, CHP Sgt. Rick Thoma said.

The pursuit began southbound on Lake Earl Drive, reaching speeds of 100 mph, Thoma said.

The driver briefly lost control a couple of times, but was able to continue, Thoma said.

The driver then turned onto Madison Avenue, where he hit a speed bump and lost control again, Thoma said.

The driver bailed out and led officers on a foot chase for a couple of blocks before he was apprehended, Thoma said.

Troy M. Chacey, 27, of Crescent City, was arrested on suspicion of evading a peace officer, possessing a controlled substance, possessing marijuana, resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license.

Chacey served 11 short stints in jail from 2006 to 2009 for probation violations, providing false identification to a peace officer, possessing a controlled substance and driving under the influence.

Chacey last spent time in the jail for being a habitual traffic offender in 2012 when he was sentenced to a one-year term.


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