DUTCH FLAT (CBS13) – Authorities resorted to using spike strips to stop a couple of suspected catalytic converter thieves who were leading them on a chase.

The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says, early in the morning back on April 8, California Highway Patrol called them for help with a chase of a pair of alleged catalytic converter thieves out of Nevada County.

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Deputies say the suspects were hitting speeds over 100 mph at times along Interstate 80.

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Spike strips were soon set up at several different locations. The suspects eventually stopped just west of Applegate, but deputies say the pair got out and ran into the woods.

A perimeter was set up and law enforcement officers were eventually able to arrest both suspects.

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The names of the suspects have not been released.