Update 5:30 p.m. Sunday:
The driver in Saturday afternoon’s high-speed chase through the North County and southern Monterey County is a 29-year-old man who had warrants for his arrest, according to San Luis Obispo County Jail records.
Atascadero police arrested Stephen Christopher McGraw on suspicion of evading officers and reckless driving after a chase that began in that city just after 2:30 p.m., ending about 45 minutes later in Monterey County.
McGraw had three arrest warrants for charges of contempt of court and disobeying a court order, according to jail records.
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Public records list McGraw as an Atascadero resident.
Police booked him at County Jail about 5 p.m. Saturday, and he remained there as of Sunday afternoon, being held in lieu of $40,000 bail.
A CHP helicopter was summoned for the chase, which also involved officers from various local law enforcement agencies, according to radio dispatches during the pursuit.
McGraw reached speeds of up to 100 mph at times, according to radio dispatches from officers pursing him.
Authorities have not disclosed the circumstances that led to the chase.
A high-speed chase that began around 2:30 p.m. in Atascadero ended about 3:15 p.m. in southern Monterey County after winding around the North County - into Paso Robles and San Miguel and various highways in the area.
The driver of the car being pursued has been taken into custody, according to radio dispatches from the California Highway Patrol.
He is expected to be returned to Atascadero for processing, dispatchers said.
Information has not been made available on the circumstances that led to the chase nor why the suspect tried to flee authorities.