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CHP chase Mustang after breaking up 100 car sideshow in Sacramento

CHP officers temporarily chased a Ford Mustang that they say ran stop signs and red lights and drove between 40 to 115 mph.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — CHP officers got involved in a wild chase after breaking up a sideshow involving roughly 100 cars. 

Police originally responded to a call about possible illegal street racing at Florin and Elk Grove Florin Road around 10 p.m., which police said involved about 100 cars driving recklessly.

Air units later told CHP that the cars went to Eagles Nest Road and Jackson Highway shortly after the first call. The vehicles started dispersing after CHP arrived.

Air units direct CHP units to a Mazda Miata and Ford Mustang that were doing donuts at Eagles Nest Road and Jackson Highway, according to CHP. While the driver of the Miata yielded to police, police said the Mustang didn't yield and a chase started.

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CHP eventually backed off the chase due to unsafe speeds, but an air unit kept eyes on the Mustang, eventually telling other units where to find it.

Authorities said the car stopped at an Arden-Arcade home where one of the occupants ran from the vehicle. Once CHP got to the home, they were able to take the driver and remaining passenger into custody.

Another CHP unit was sent to the backyard of nearby home where they found the passenger who ran away.

The driver was charged with felony evasion and the Mustang was impounded for 30 days. According to CHP, the driver allegedly ran red lights, stop signs, and even drove at speeds between 40 to 115 mph. 

The driver of the Miata was also cited and had his car impounded for 30 days.

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