H-SANTA MARIA

Dec 15, 2012 1:52 AM by Christina Jensen, KSBY News

High speed chase near SM School

A man with a criminal record led Santa Maria Police Officers on a high speed chase through the city on Friday.

Police say Sergio Benny Castro led them on a chase after they attempted to stop him during a traffic stop.

They say Castro threw a loaded handgun out of the window of his vehicle.

Castro eventually stopped and was taken into custody.

He faces several charges including: felon in possession of a handgun, felon in possession of ammunition, felony evading a peace officer, possession of a firearm near school grounds and violation of his probation.

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