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Driver arrested after leading wild chase through several San Diego County cities

Posted: 6:09 AM, Aug 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-21 14:06:02Z
Driver leads wild chase through San Diego County
Driver leads wild chase through San Diego County
Driver leads wild chase through San Diego County

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man was arrested early Tuesday morning after leading a wild and lengthy chase through multiple cities in San Diego County.

Details on what prompted the pursuit were not immediately provided, but San Diego police said the department’s Gang Unit began pursuing a wanted man at around 11:30 p.m. Monday on Interstate 805 near Imperial Avenue.

Police said the driver refused to pull over, leading officers on a chase that went through several cities including San Diego, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, Rancho San Diego, National City, Chula Vista and Otay Mesa.

At times during the pursuit, the driver reached speed of more than 100 MPH, exited and entered various freeways, switched directions on surface streets and drove recklessly.

At around 12:45 a.m., the driver finally pulled over for unknown reasons on Balboa Avenue in the Pacific Beach area and was taken into custody.

Officers said this was not the first time this driver led police on a wild chase, but no other details were given.

No injuries were reported during the pursuit.