Tony Reed
Del Norte Triplicate

A pursuit that led CHP officers through Crescent City at speeds reaching 100 mph Tuesday, ended with the arrest of a man for weapons charges.

Police Chief Ivan Minsal said officers attempted to pull a vehicle over for erratic driving about 1:30 a.m. When officers initiated a stop, the vehicle took off and officers pursued, Minsal said.

When the pursuit left the city limits, California Highway Patrol officers took over. CHP Information Officer Brandy Gonzalez said the pursuit ended when pursuing officers used their own vehicle to disable the fleeing vehicle near Elk Valley Road and Parkway Drive.

Officers arrested Britton Mode, 47, of Crescent City, for evading an officer with wanton disregard for safety, carrying a loaded firearm in public, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a prohibited person in possession of ammunition and resisting or obstructing officers. Gonzalez said it’s suspected that Mode attempted to throw a firearm from the vehicle.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Mode was still being held at Del Norte County Jail with bail set at $100,000.

Minsal called the pursuit and arrest an example of teamwork.

CHP has taken over the investigation.

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