SALINAS, Calif. - A man is in jail after Salinas Police say he led them on a chase that reached speeds of up to 100 mph down Highway 101 to Greenfield.
It all started early Sunday morning when police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a car that was going the wrong way on Monterey Street at East Alisal Street in Salinas.
Police say 39-year-old Jesus Rodriguez stopped and then took off after an officer saw a gun in a seat pocket.
Monterey County sheriff's deputies used a spike strip to disable the vehicle in Greenfield. Rodriguez was arrested without further incident.
Rodriguez was found to be on parole. Police say a search revealed evidence of controlled substances for sale, marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin. In addition, officers say ammunition was also found in the vehicle, but the firearm was not located.