STOCKTON (CBS13) — A young man and woman are under arrest after allegedly leading officers on a chase in Stockton on Monday evening.

The incident started a little after 7:30 p.m. near Phelps and Seventh streets. Stockton police say officers tried to pull over a driver in that area, but he took off.

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Officers chased the suspects until the car was disabled, prompting the driver to get out and run. That driver was quickly arrested, police say.

A passenger also got out and ran, but she was also quickly taken into custody.

Police say a stolen, loaded handgun that was allegedly tossed by the suspects was later found by officers.

The driver has been identified as 23-year-old Tommy Nguyen. He’s facing evading, resisting arrest, traffic and weapons charges. The passenger, identified as 20-year-old Marissa Vergara, is facing resisting arrest and weapons charges.


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