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CHP searching for suspect after concrete blocks left along I-8, damaging cars

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Jun 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-10 13:50:11-04

SAN DIEGO -- The California Highway Patrol is trying to determine who is responsible for leaving concrete debris along Interstate 8 in East County, damaging several cars.

CHP says around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, eight to 10 cars reported striking a concrete parking stop on I-8 east of Dunbar Lane, leaving the vehicles with flat tires and bent wheels.

Officers say they believe the debris may have been left in the middle of the road intentionally. Investigators later located four more concrete parking stops and three cinder blocks on the shoulder.

CHP believes the incident is tied to similar events that began in January and stretched through February 7 of this year. During those incidents, CHP received four reports of landscaping wall blocks left in several lanes of traffic, causing major damage to some vehicles.

Anyone with information on who is responsible for leaving the debris on the freeway was urged to call the CHP at (619) 401-2000.