WALNUT CREEK -- A Concord woman was arrested after police pursued a stolen truck from Highway 242 onto side streets in Walnut Creek on Monday night, but police were still looking for the driver.

Samantha Hurley, 22, was a passenger in the vehicle, which police spotted on Clayton Road near the Highway 242 onramp around 8:45 p.m., Concord police Lt. Robin Heinemann said. Police learned the truck was stolen from a home in San Ramon, police said, and the driver took off when police tried to pull it over, Heinemann said.

The truck led police down Highway 242, onto Interstate 680 South before exiting the freeway in Walnut Creek, police said. The chase reached speeds of 50 mph on Newell Avenue, but the pursuit ended when the truck turned onto Andrea Court.

The driver got out of the truck, ran away and police never found him. Hurley was arrested on suspicion of possessing a stolen vehicle, police said. A stolen motorcycle was found in the truck of the bed, police said.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rdERH.



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