Officer Albert Morales said Sunday night's chase ended when the SUV went off the road and crashed into a ravine. The young man was ejected from the car.
Two teenage girls in the SUV suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Morales said the chase began when an SUV with its lights off approached an officer making a traffic stop and sped up. The officer had to dive to avoid being run over.
The San Jose Mercury News reports (http://bit.ly/ZaL3JJ) that during the chase, the man slammed on the brakes, drove head-on towards the same officer and tried to ram two patrol cars.