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UPDATE: Driver taken into custody after stolen vehicle pursuit

Posted at 12:30 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 22:50:56-04

UPDATE (1:25 p.m.) - A CHP officer confirms the driver of a stolen vehicle was arrested following a pursuit Friday afternoon.

The pursuit started in Pismo Beach after officers spotted a black Ford pickup that had been reported stolen.

It ended off a dirt road in the Los Padres National Forest.

CHP says the driver led officers southbound on Highway 101 to Highway 166 where the vehicle headed east. The driver turned right near Rock Front Ranch onto Sierra Madre Rd., a rugged dirt road in the forest.

Officers say the driver eventually crashed the truck off the side of the road and tried to run away. Officers captured him during a foot chase.

At least one CHP vehicle needed to be towed out of the area because of the rough road.

(12:30 p.m.) - Officers were pursuing a stolen vehicle Friday in a chase that started in Pismo Beach.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Pismo Beach police initiated the pursuit. Officers were reportedly trying to stop a black Ford pickup that had been reported stolen.

The pursuit continued southbound on Highway 101 until the vehicle reached Highway 166, where the driver then headed eastbound.

At last check, the driver had turned onto Sierra Madre Rd., a dirt road near Rock Front Ranch.

This is a developing story and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.