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Man leads cops on chase after stealing car during test drive

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - A man stole a car during a test drive this morning in Rancho Mirage, leading to a high speed pursuit that ended in Burmuda Dunes, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Office.

The suspect took the car, a 2011 Chevy Malibu, near the area of Palm Springs Motors. How he managed to carjack the vehicle during the test drive was not immediately known. 

Authorities spotted the car a short time later and pursued the car, reaching speeds of nearly 100 MPH at some points. 

The pursuit ended at around 11:45 a.m. when the car crashed at Avenue 42 and Jefferson. The driver ran from the car, but was later apprehended. 

Police say no suspects are outstanding. No injuries have been reported.


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