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Man arrested, accused of leading police on hour-long low-speed car chase

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A man is in custody following an early Tuesday morning car chase.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office says Chad Stukey is accused of casing an RV park near Rincon Beach at the western edge of Ventura County. Officers say, when they approached him shortly before 3 a.m., he got into his car and drove northbound onto Highway 101. Officers followed, but Stukey reportedly refused to stop.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Stukey eventually ended up on Highway 154, heading westbound. Speeds in the chase averaged around 50 miles per hour, but at one point reached 75 miles per hour.

CHP says Stukey ran over a spike strip that officers deployed near the Santa Ynez River and Stukey eventually stopped just east of the roundabout at Highway 246.

All traffic through the area was stopped. CHP says Stukey refused to get out of the vehicle at first but eventually surrendered and was taken into custody at around 4:20 a.m.

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