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2 arrested after high-speed chase from Atascadero to King City

File photo of a CHP traffic stop.
File photo of a CHP traffic stop. California Highway Patrol

Update 10:56 a.m.

The two people arrested have been identified as Jeffrey Branes, 37, and Crystallynn Burgess, 39. Branes was arrested on suspicion of felony evading an officer and has a parole warrant, police said. Burgess was arrested on suspicion of violating probation.

Original story:

Two people have been arrested after a high-speed pursuit that led law enforcement from downtown Atascadero to south of King City Wednesday morning.

The pursuit started about 8:26 a.m., when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop near the Vons at El Camino Real and Highway 41, Atascadero police Sgt. Caleb Davis said. The driver failed to yield and fled onto northbound Highway 101.

California Highway Patrol officers took over the pursuit near Paso Robles and followed the car into Monterey County, CHP Officer Patrick Seebart said. A CHP helicopter also joined the chase. Speeds during the chase reached 125 mph.

Just south of King City, at 8:57 a.m., officers were able to deploy a spike strip and stop the car. Two people were arrested, one with local and out-of-state warrants, according to Atascadero police. Their names have not yet been released.

This story will be updated.

Gabby Ferreira: 805-781-7858, @Its_GabbyF

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