Two East Bay men in a stolen car were arrested early Sunday following a pursuit that started in Sonoma and wound up in Napa before the vehicle was disabled by a spike strip.
The CHP said the chase began about 2:35 a.m. when an officer in a patrol car attempted to pull over the driver of a grey Ford Focus for an unspecified vehicle code violation, on Napa Road near Fifth Street.
The driver, later identified as Jerry Michael Beaman, 50, of Pittsburg, accelerated away, attempting to evade arrest, CHP Officer Diana McDermott said.
The pursuit crossed into Napa County, where officers deployed a spike strip at Coombville Road and Terrace Drive, deflating the front tires of the Ford.
The car continued on before finally coming to a stop at southbound Highway 221, north of Magnolia Drive, where the two men were taken into custody, according to the CHP.
Beaman and his passenger, Daniel W. Young, 48, of San Pablo, were both arrested on suspicion of possessing stolen property, vehicle theft, destruction of evidence and violation of probation.
Beaman is also facing charges of attempting to evade arrest and driving under the influence of drugs. Young is accused of obstructing a peace officer.
Both men were booked into Napa County Detention Center. The Ford was reported stolen in Reno.