A mid-morning car chase involving deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office spilled out on to Interstate 280 north of the Edgewood Road exit, where officers from the California Highway Patrol took over. The CHP corralled a light blue Honda Accord occupied by a male and a female and said to be stolen out of San Jose, said Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt of the Sheriff's Office.
The chase took shape around 9:35 this morning when a deputy in a squad car, acting on a report of a "reckless driver" from Santa Cruz authorities, identified the vehicle traveling on Highway 1 through Davenport, Ms. Rosenblatt said. A chase ensued on Highway 84, a narrow, twisting mountainous two-lane road that crosses over the Santa Cruz Mountains.
In emails to the Almanac, Woodside residents reported hearing a helicopter overhead and seeing several squad cars racing down Mountain Home Road at about 10:30 a.m.
Although there are likely significant risks to life and limb inherent to a high-speed escape/pursuit on Highway 84, "unfortunately, suspects don't always take that into consideration," Ms. Rosenblatt said.