Police chase in Lafayette, suspect vehicle crashes into sheriff's car

A 21-year-old and a youth were arrested in Lafayette Tuesday night after a high speed chase through three counties and deputies ended up cornering the getaway car at a dead end street. 

Contra Costa County Sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee said deputies arrested a minor and his passenger, 21-year-old Anthony Elvir-Hernandez of San Francisco. 

He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility for resisting arrest.

Deputies spotted the car, which was wanted in connection with a carjacking. in El Sobrante about 9 p.m., Lee said. 

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The driver fled at a high rate of speed onto eastbound I-80. 

He then led deputies on a pursuit that went into Solano County, Contra Costa County, and then into Lafayette, Lee said. Elvir-Hernandez exited the vehicle on Mt. Diablo Boulevard and was arrested. 

The youth continued to evade deputies. 

When he reached the dead-end of Woodborough Road, he turned the car around and "intentionally rammed" a Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle, Lee said. 

The driver is a juvenile and is not being identified.

The deputy was treated and released from the hospital.