A high speed chase in the north valley left a path of destruction across a portion of Merced County.
It happened Thursday afternoon in and around Merced after a truck was reported stolen. Deputies spotted and tried to stop the truck, but the driver bolted - reaching speeds of more that 100 miles per hour - on country roads, canal banks, and through orchards.
During the 40 minute ordeal, the suspect hit a Merced sheriff's unit which was destroyed after it caught fire.
The suspect also drove onto the grounds at the Merced Airport and across a school playground where children were playing.
The chase ended when the suspect ran from the truck and dove into a canal. Deputies entered the water and arrested 28-year-old James Corbin.
No one was hurt during the incident, however several police cruisers were struck or damaged during the pursuit.