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Two CHP Vehicles Damaged During High Speed Pursuit Through Glenn County

Published On: Jan 18 2013 01:12:26 PM CST
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ARTOIS, Calif. -

Two CHP vehicles were damaged in a high speed chase through Glenn County Thursday.

The CHP said it started around 11:30 a.m. Thursday when Glenn County deputies tried to pull over a driver for traffic violations.

According to the CHP, the suspect led them back to his home on Highway 99W in Artois where the CHP said he spun around and drove head-on into a CHP cruiser.

Douglas Curl was arrested for DUI.
Another CHP car crashed while responding to the pursuit.  According to the CHP, Officer Robert Ovard, 35, was eastbound on State Route 162 in the Willows area, traveling at speeds of up to 100 mph with his lights and sirens operating.

Reyna Molina, 61 of Willows, did not see Officer Ovard approaching her from behind.

Molina turned left into a private driveway just west of County Road O at the same time Officer Ovard was passing her vehicle on the left.

The front of Molina's vehicle struck the right side of Officer Ovard's vehicle, causing it to spin out and crash into a power pole.

The CHP said the officer's cruiser was totaled.  Both Officer Ovard and Reyna Molina suffered minor injuries and were treated at Glenn Medical Center.