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Speeding driver arrested in attempted ocean escape, police say

A man police say was speeding is in deeper trouble after they say he led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase in Monterey County where he ended up at a beach, ran across sand dunes and tried to escape by swimming away in the ocean.

KTVU-TV reports Marina police Cmdr. Bob Nolan says the man was driving on Highway 101 through the city Tuesday afternoon when CHP officers tried to pull him over.

Nolan says after accelerating to 100 miles per hour, the man eventually stopped his car and ran to Marina State Beach with CHP officers, Marina police and California State Parks police in pursuit.

After making it past a set of waves and swimming out into deeper water, Nolan says the suspect gave up and swam back to shore.

Police did not immediately release the man's name.

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