La Mesa chase ends in crash, arrest

LA MESA - A man who sped down a freeway in a Mercedes Benz trying to evade police was arrested after crashing early Monday morning.

At about 2:30 a.m. California Highway Patrol troopers tried pulling the car over on southbound State Route 125 at Interstate 8 because it was weaving in and out of traffic.

The car sped away and chase ensued for several miles.  The car left the freeway at the Spring Street exit, lost control and crashed, CHP reported.

The driver and his male passenger were not hurt. The driver was arrested. The passenger was detained but later released.  

No names were disclosed.

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