SAN JOSE -- A man driving a stolen vehicle led the California Highway Patrol on a high-speed chase Tuesday night that ended when he crashed into a home while getting off the freeway at Union Avenue, according to authorities.
The driver of the white 1992 Toyota Camry, identified as a 32-year-old Alameda man, was arrested after he hit a concrete wall while failing to negotiate a curve while exiting southbound Highway 85 at Union Avenue. The driver also smashed into a residence and then ran off before being arrested by the CHP.
The Camry had been reported stolen out of San Rafael, according to the CHP.
At 9:41 p.m., San Jose CHP units were told a high-speed pursuit was heading towards the San Jose area on southbound Highway 85. The CHP units took over the pursuit from Redwood City CHP at De Anza Boulevard as the Camry reached speed of 110 mph.
As the Camry took the Union Avenue off ramp, officers canceled their pursuit of the vehicle because of the potential danger of a high-speed chase on city streets, according to the CHP. But the Toyota could negotiate the curve in the roadway and collided with a concrete wall and then a residence on Samaritan Drive, about 100 feet from the end of the off ramp.
The driver, who was not identified by the CHP, was booked into Santa Clara County jail on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, and felony evading.