SOUTH SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The driver of a reportedly stolen vehicle led officers on a high-speed chase from Citrus Heights to South Sacramento Wednesday night.
Citrus Heights Police confirmed that an officer located a stolen Honda Civic along Greenback Lane in Citrus Heights. When officers came across the vehicle, it reportedly pulled into a parking lot and then drove away.
The officer was not in his vehicle as the suspect drove away and the suspect attempted to run over an officer, forcing the officer to jump out of the way. The officer sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
The suspect car then led police on a pursuit from Greenback Lane onto Interstate 80 through Sacramento County, eventually ending up on Garden River Court in South Sacramento.
Police said the suspect drove through the fence at the end of the court onto the levee and was arrested there. Police said the car came to a stop and it was unclear if the suspect ran out of gas or if the car had broken down.
A female passenger was also detained at the scene and later released.
The trunk of the car appeared to be stuffed with large plastic bags and an animal carrier can be seen in the back seat.
The identity of the suspect and his passenger have not yet been released.
Officers were still investigating the incident and said the chase lasted around 40 minutes.