Four suspects under arrest after high-speed chase in East Bay

Four people who allegedly had drugs in their car have been arrested after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a chase from Berkeley to Oakland early today, police said.  The CHP said the incident started about 2:30 a.m. today when officers tried to stop an Acura Integra for speeding on eastbound Interstate
80 near the Gilman Street exit in Berkeley.

Police said the Acura failed to stop after exiting the highway at Gilman Street so officers began chasing it. The CHP said the pursuit went through city streets in Berkeley until the suspect eventually re-entered the freeway from Ashby Avenue and headed westbound on I-80.

During the pursuit, multiple objects were thrown out of the Acura which were later recovered and found to contain drugs, according to the CHP.

The driver of the suspects' car led police onto eastbound Interstate Highway 580 and exited into Oakland, eventually ending up on a dead-end section of Rudsdale Street, the CHP said.

In an attempt to escape, the suspects rammed two CHP patrol vehicles, the police agency said.

Because of the suspects' sudden increase in reckless behavior, a third CHP unit that was at the scene rammed the suspects' vehicle in order to immobilize it, according to the CHP.

All four occupants of the suspects' vehicle were detained at the scene and three of the four were arrested and face various charges, the CHP said.

The fourth occupant provided a statement to police and was released, according to the CHP.