HOLTVILLE — A county Sheriff's Office deputy engaged in a high-speed pursuit this morning that ended with four undocumented immigrants being taken into custody after a tire blew on the car in which they were traveling.
The incident started at 4:38 a.m. when a deputy driving west on Interstate 8 west of the Highline Canal saw a car race by at 100 mph. The car had no tail lights.
The deputy chased the car for about five minutes, with speeds varying from 75 to 95 mph, according to Sheriff's Office Sgt. Myron King.
At some point the car blew a tire and the driver exited the freeway on the Orchard Road off-ramp. Six people then fled from the car into a nearby field.