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High-Speed Chase From Buellton Ends in Santa Barbara

Three people were arrested Friday afternoon after a police pursuit where speeds reached up to 110 miles an hour.

The chase started at a gas station in Buellton where police were investigating a report of a threat made with a knife.

Investigators said when police responded, all three people involved drove away in a Jeep without license plates.

As officers gave chase, the pursuit went down the southbound side of Highway 101, with erratic movements and speeds up to 110 miles an hour. Officers from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol continued the pursuit through Goleta.

The Jeep then exited the freeway at Turnpike, where police saw near-collisions with other cars and pedestrians.

The chase continued up to Cathedral Oaks and past Highway 154 where the name of the street changes to Foothill Road. The pursuit ended after the vehicle sideswiped a tree in Santa Barbara near the intersection of Alamar and Foothill.

Police drew weapons on the occupants of the Jeep and used a baton to shatter a window to gain access to the inside of the vehicle.

Deputies arrested Shane Lydick, 34, and Kristy DeLaCerna,36, both of Thousand Oaks and Camilla DePerna, 24, of Los Osos. DePerna also goes by Jessica Walters.

DePerna was already wanted for burglary in Los Angeles County. Deputies said both women were involved in a chase in the same car on Highway 154 Oct. 3. DeLaCerna was arrested for possession of narcotics, but DePerna got away. Deputies said it appears DeLaCerna shaved her head since then.

Lydick and DePerna are both facing felony evasion charges. Officers believed they took turns driving during the chase. All three were booked for possession of burglary tools.

Officers saw them throw substances from the vehicle during the pursuit. Search and Rescue crews will be called in to search the area for drugs such as meth on Saturday.

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