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Pursuit ends with watery crash

POSTED October 8, 2013 11:55 p.m.

A man’s plan to elude law enforcement in a stolen vehicle turned out to be all wet when he crashed the car into a fire hydrant in Turlock.

The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Thomas Brummitt by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department.

Brummitt was driving a gray Toyota Camry in South Modesto Thursday morning. A sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull Brummitt over, but he sped away.

The pursuit went through Ceres and into Turlock, at which point Turlock police officers joined the chase.

Brummitt was speeding down Geer Road when he lost control of the Camry and crashed into a hydrant in the 2100 block of Geer.

Brummitt tried to flee on foot into a nearby residential neighborhood, but was apprehended shortly after the crash, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

Brummitt was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.

No injuries were reported in the collision.

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