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Stolen car pursuit reaches 110 mph

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Feb 24 2014 08:50:08 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 24 2014 12:00:09 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

A stolen car suspect was arrested after a pursuit that reached up to 110 miles per hour through Redding and the City of Shasta Lake.  Police said it's the second time he's been arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle in the last week.

The pursuit started just after 4 a.m. Monday when Redding Police tried to pull over a stolen vehicle on Market Street near Trinity.

Redding Police later identified the driver as 34-year old Benjamin Green of Redding.  The driver refused to yield, and led police on a pursuit onto Interstate 5, Wonderland Boulevard, and into the City of Shasta Lake.

After 13 miles, the car stopped at Sunshine Market in the City of Shasta Lake.  Police said he did not obey officers' commands and a K-9 unit was used to apprehend him.   He was taken into custody for failure to yield, possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest.

He was booked into the Shasta County Jail, and the car has been returned to the owner.

Green was arrested in November 2013 after police said he stole a Heavenly Donut van outside the TA Truck Stop on Knighton Road in Redding and crashed it along Highway 299.  Green has other previous arrests involving stolen vehicles dating back to at least 2006.