A 34-year-old Atwater man was jailed Tuesday after leading officers on a high-speed chase from Atwater to Winton that ended when his vehicle was struck by a police car, the Police Department reported.
Chad M. Hosburgh was captured shortly after 5:30 p.m. in Winton, Lt. Samuel Joseph said.
There were no injuries.
The pursuit was sparked as police were investigating a report that Hosburgh was following a woman in her car. Officers found him in a vehicle at the Save Mart parking lot on Bellevue Road. Police said Hosburgh drove away from the officers at high speed from the parking lot onto Winton Way.
“Hosburgh is known to law enforcement and is known to carry firearms and is on parole,” Joseph said.
Officers pursued Hosburgh into Winton at speeds reaching around 100 mph, police said.
Hosburgh pulled into a residential neighborhood and ran from his vehicle on foot, according to police.
Officer Lorin Mann was driving the lead vehicle during the pursuit and struck a concrete parking barrier, causing a tire to deflate. Mann tried to stop his car but struck a fence outside a Winton home and crashed into Hosburgh’s car, Joseph said.
Mann was not injured.
Police captured Hosburgh a short time later at a nearby home.
He was booked into the John Latorraca Correctional Facility without bail on suspicion of evading police, resisting arrest and violating his parole.
According to jail records, Hosburgh’s criminal history in Merced County includes convictions for spousal abuse, criminal threats, drug possession, resisting arrest, negligently discharging a firearm and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.