DUI chase speeds through Angels Camp

Officers arrested two San Andreas men and took a dog into protective custody after the suspects led authorities on a high-speed chase through the Angels Camp area early Thursday, police said.

No injuries or vehicle collisions were reported.

The driver, Walter Fred Pool, 40, was arrested on suspicion of evading an officer, resisting arrest, driving without a valid driver's license and driving under the influence, according to an Angels Camp police news release.

The vehicle's passenger, Kristopher Frontella, 23, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication. Frontella's dog was placed in the Calaveras County animal shelter.

The incident began about 1:30 a.m. when an officer tried to pull the vehicle over for a traffic violation near Highway 49 and Murphys Grade Road.

Police said Pool failed to stop, and the pursuit ensued. The chase continued onto Highway 4 to Stallion Way, about five miles west of Angels Camp, where Pool made a U-turn.

Police said the vehicle then headed east on Highway 4 toward Angels Camp, reaching speeds of about 90 miles per hour. The vehicle stopped momentarily near Highway 49 and Dogtown Road, where Frontella and his dog got out of the vehicle.

Police said Pool then continued east on Dogtown before stopping about four miles east of Angels Camp, where the pursuit ended and he was taken into custody.

Calaveras County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers assisted in the incident.