Driver leads CHP on chase through North County

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -  A driver led CHP officers on an hour-long pursuit from Southern Orange County to Mission Valley Wednesday night.

The chase ended on the onramp from southbound I-805 to westbound I-8.

Ray Scheidnes, with California Highway Patrol, says the chase started in the San Juan Capistrano area when they received reports of someone driving erratically just after 6:30 p.m.

When they tried to pull over the driver, she instead drove south on I-5 into San Diego County and eventually onto I-8.  The driver even called into 9-1-1 dispatch and tried to explain why she wasn't stopping.

“I believe that she was afraid to pull over, mentioned something about possibly having some previous run-ins with law enforcement that she didn't think went too well,” Scheidnes said.

Scheidnes also added they’re not quite sure why she eventually stopped in Mission Valley.

“The vehicle didn't seem to run out of gas or have any mechanical problems, just came to a stop, I think she just decided to pull over,” he said.

CHP says the driver is an Orange County resident. She has not been identified. 

There are no immediate signs of drugs or alcohol, but she could be facing charges of resisting arrest and failure to yield. 

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