Two men and a woman were arrested after fleeing a traffic stop and leading multiple agencies on a four-county chase, authorities said.
The California Highway Patrol said Pittsburg police tried to stop a Toyota pickup truck that fled officers at high speed just before 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
But officers were able to deploy a Starchase tracking device, consisting of a GPS tag that functions as a beacon that can be fired from a patrol vehicle-mounted cannon, before ending their pursuit.
That beacon allowed a Contra Costa Sheriff's helicopter and a CHP Golden Gate Division Air-37 airplane to follow from above at a distance.
While the sheriff's helicopter eventually ended its pursuit, the truck fled through Contra Costa, Solano and Napa counties before entering Sonoma County, where the CHP's H-32 helicopter joined in.
Air units were able to coordinate with officers on the ground who set up spike strips in a roadway that disabled the vehicle. Soon after, the truck pulled over to a roadside and the driver and two passengers surrendered to police and were taken into custody.
Investigators with the CHP's Napa bureau and the Sonoma County sheriff's office were investigating the incident, the CHP said.