A gang unit detective initially saw the pickup truck run a red light, according to police.

BROCKTON — Detectives attempted to stop a vehicle that ran a red light downtown Thursday night, but police say the driver led them on a chase, ultimately resulting in his arrest.

Police say detectives assigned to the gang unit saw a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck run a stoplight at the intersection of Main and Centre streets about 8:48 p.m.

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"The officer activated the emergency lights to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle continued traveling," said police spokesman Darren Duarte. "The investigating officer pursued the Tacoma through several streets."

The vehicle led police on a pursuit on North Main Street, Wyman Street, Haverhill Street and Walnut Street.

"The operator eventually turned on Walnut Street, where a sergeant traveling in another cruiser arrived," Duarte said. "At that point, the operator stopped the vehicle."

The driver, identified by police as 41-year-old Jose F. Lobo, was arrested.

Police say they asked the driver if he saw police behind him and he said, "Yes, I just didn't do anything wrong."

Lobo, of 81 Bartlett St., Apt. 3, Brockton, was charged with failure to stop for police and failure to stop at a stoplight.

He was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Brockton District Court, but the result of the hearing wasn't immediately available.

Senior reporter Cody Shepard can be reached by email at cshepard@enterprisenews.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @cshepard_ENT.