A 53-year-old man was arrested this afternoon after he allegedly stole his parents’ car and led CHP officers on a chase in Templeton.
Gregory Harrison was booked into County Jail this afternoon on suspicion of felony vehicle theft and evading a peace officer. Bail was set at $20,000.
Harrison’s parents filed a stolen vehicle report earlier today, said CHP Officer Todd Cookston. About 1 p.m., CHP officers noticed the vehicle, a white Toyota Prius, near Las Tables and Bethel roads.
Harrison did not stop for officers, Cookston said, instead leading them on a pursuit on Highway 46 west and eventually to Township Road at speeds of 30 to 45 miles per hour.
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Harrison sped up to more than 50 mph on Township Road, which turns into a dirt road, Cookston said. Harrison drove off the road and hit a PG&E power pole at 1:37 p.m. and was taken into custody without incident two minutes later. At least three CHP officers were involved in the pursuit, Cookston said.