A California Highway Patrol officer was taken to the hospital to be treated for a minor injury following a foot pursuit on Sandalwood Drive near Driftwood Drive in Santa Maria just after 11 a.m.
CHP officers said the officer was trying to pull over a speeding Toyota Camry on Betteravia Road near Mahoney Road when the driver of the Camry took off.
A car chase followed on Mahoney Road in the Tanglewood area.
The driver got out of the car and ran. CHP officers are trying to identify the driver who got away.