A chase that started Wednesday afternoon in Oroville ended with an arrest in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, after the suspect was fished out of the water.
According to a release from the Stockton office of the California Highway Patrol, about 12:24 p.m. Wednesday a Butte County sheriff’s deputy spotted a gray Dodge Magnum that had been reported as driving recklessly in the Oroville area and attempted a stop.
The Dodge driver — later identified as Gregory Alan Holloway, 46, of Vacaville — failed to stop, and the CHP was called in as he headed south.
The chase continued at high speed through Sacramento on Interstate 5, with Holloway reportedly maneuvering recklessly through traffic.
The Stockton CHP office took over the chase and unsuccessfully attempted three times to stop the Dodge with spike strips.
Holloway left I-5 at Charter Way in Stockton and headed west on Highway 4. With the suspect passing other cars over double yellow lines, the ground pursuit was terminated, although a CHP aircraft kept watch on the Dodge.
Officers realized Holloway had to cross the Old River Bridge just east of Discovery Bay and had the bridge closed. One news account indicates the drawbridge was actually opened.
Holloway abandoned the car at the closed bridge and jumped into the water. He was captured with the assistance of a Contra Costa County Sheriffs Office boat unit.
Holloway was medically cleared and was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on felony evading and resisting arrest charges.
No one was injured during the chase, the CHP said.
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