officer Brian Collins made a routine traffic stop Early Thursday morning that ended in less than routine fashion when the car sped off as Collins stood talking to the driver on East Second Street near Interstate 780.
Collins followed the tan Honda north on East Second Street but lost sight of the vehicle in the Benicia Industrial Park. The car was driven by a man who was accompanied in the car by a woman. According to a release from the Benicia Police Department, the Honda reached speeds of 100 mph while fleeing from Officer Collins.
According to the release, it was another officer who spotted two people hiding in a parking lot on Park Road. It was soon determined that the two people were the driver and passenger from the Honda.
The woman, a 20-year-old resident of Antioch, took officers to the Honda that was abandoned in the parking lot of a business in the 600 block of Industrial Way. Officers found that the Honda was reported stolen from the City of Antioch on July 16.
The male driver of the car, 31-year-old John Sanborn of Martinez was arrested for being in possession of stolen property, vehicle theft, driving with a suspended license and violating probation.
The woman was later released without being charged.
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