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High-speed chase ends in crash in Pismo Beach

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Posted at 10:42 AM, Jul 01, 2022

A high-speed pursuit ended with a crash that snarled traffic through Pismo Beach early Thursday evening.

Authorities say it started just before 7 p.m. in Atascadero when the California Highway Patrol received multiple 911 calls of a possible DUI driver.

Officers tried to stop the red pickup but the driver took off, leading officers on a pursuit reaching speeds of over 100 miles per hour.

The chase went through San Luis Obispo and all the way to the Price Street exit in Pismo Beach.

That's where the driver of the pickup lost control, collided with another car, then crashed in the center divider.

The driver, identified as Alejandro Cuellar Maldonado, 21, of San Miguel, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and evading officers.

Two passengers in his truck suffered minor injuries, and two people in the other vehicle also suffered minor injuries.