LIVERMORE -- Two California Highway Patrol officers were injured early Monday when their patrol car flipped during a high-speed chase near the Altamont Pass, officials said.
A driver and passenger in the vehicle fleeing police, later identified as Donte Neal, 22, of Oakland, and Byron Robinson, 22, of Sacramento, were caught near Tracy and arrested, CHP spokeswoman Diana McDermott said.
The officers were not seriously injured, she said. The two were treated at Valley Care Medical Center in Pleasanton and sent home a few hours later.
The chase began on eastbound Interstate 580 just after 3:20 a.m. near Isabelle Avenue, when a driver behind the wheel of an Infiniti refused the CHP's attempt to pull overthe vehicle for speeding, McDermott said. The pursuit reached more than 100 mph, she said, before the patrol car lost control and flipped over several times near the North Flynn Road exit.
A second patrol car that joined the chase continued the chase into Tracy, where the Infiniti finally stopped, McDermott said.
Neal, the driver of the Infiniti, was arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail on charges of evading arrest and driving without a license, CHP Officer Steve Creel said. Robinson, the passenger in the vehicle, had a felony warrant for his arrest out of Oakland, and was also taken into custody, Creel said.
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