Two teenagers were arrested Friday after leading authorities on a chase from Ventura to Oxnard in a stolen vehicle, officials said.
Ventura police said they tried to stop a suspicious vehicle about 3:15 a.m. in the 2300 block of East Main Street in Ventura. The vehicle sped away east on Main, police said.
The vehicle, which officers learned had been reported stolen Thursday out of Oxnard, was spotted entering southbound Highway 101 from the Main Street on-ramp. Officers then started to chase it, authorities said.
The vehicle reached speeds of more than 100 mph before exiting the highway at Rice Avenue in Oxnard and crashing into a street sign, officials said. The vehicle went over an embankment and back onto the freeway, stopping on the shoulder, authorities said.
The teens got out of the car and ran onto Rice Avenue, where they immediately were caught by Ventura police and California Highway Patrol officers, authorities said.
The driver, a 17-year-old girl, and her passenger, a 17-year-old boy, both from Oxnard, suffered minor injuries. No one else was injured, authorities said.
Both teens were examined at Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura and later booked into Juvenile Hall on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle, felony evading, hit-and-run and possession of stolen property, authorities said.