Suspect missing after leading Salinas police on high-speed chase

SALINAS, Calif. - Salinas police are searching for the driver who led them on a high-speed chase Thursday night.

An officer was driving near John and Alisal when he noticed a 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe weaving through the intersection with a flat tire.

The officer, who suspected the driver was drunk attempted to stop the vehicle before it took off on Sky Way at about 60 miles-per-hour.

The driver reached speeds of more than 80 miles-per-hour on Airport Boulevard before losing control just past Moffett. The vehicle then went off the road and over the embankment, rolled and hit trees.

When officers reached the vehicle safely, it was on fire and the driver was gone.

Police believe the suspect was injured and possibly even ejected from the vehicle.

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