A high-speed chase that began in Contra Costa County early Wednesday ended with the driver of a Jaguar registered in Fairfield dumping it in Vallejo and fleeing on foot, California Highway Patrol spokesmen said.

"Originally, we tried to stop the vehicle for speeding, but the driver failed to yield, and took off at speeds up to 120 to 125 miles per hour," Contra Costa County CHP spokesman Sgt. Steve Barruel said.

That was about 4 a.m. near Bailey Road on State Route 4, he said.

"The driver continued to northbound 680, then to westbound 780 then westbound 80 to Magazine Street," Barruel said. "Officers gave chase through a few surface streets, and all this time, (the driver) blacked out - turned off his headlights."

The driver turned right onto Sonoma Boulevard and accelerated, at which point officers decided to disengage for safety reasons, he said.

For more on the story, see the Vallejo Times-Herald at www.timesheraldonline.com/news/ci_22995587