A motorist led a county Sheriff's Office deputy on a pursuit through the Imperial Valley on Sunday that ended when the fleeing car reached speeds of 110 mph and the deputy decided to end the chase.
The incident started shortly before 5 a.m. in rural El Centro.
According to sheriff's Sgt. David Obeso, a deputy saw a motorist in a brown Ford Taurus drive through a stop sign on a county road.
When the deputy tried to stop the car, the driver did not comply and continued to drive through El Centro and into Imperial. At that point the speed of the pursuit only reached 30 mph.
That didn't last.
The motorist led the deputy, reportedly joined for a time by Imperial police units, onto Ralph Road through Imperial.
Obeso said the motorist then turned north on Highway 111, where speeds jumped to what the deputy estimated was 110 mph.