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Driver arrested after leading high-speed chase through several San Diego County cities

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Posted at 6:44 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 09:44:42-04

LA MESA, Calif. (KGTV) - A driver led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase that spanned several San Diego County cities before finally being arrested early Thursday morning.

At around 2:30 a.m., CHP officers pulled over a black Acura Integra that was believed to be stolen on Interstate 805 near state Route 905 in San Ysidro, but the driver sped away when officers approached the car.

With officers in pursuit, the Acura got onto eastbound SR-905 and transitioned to northbound SR-125 into Chula Vista, reaching speeds up to 120 MPH.

The chase made its way through Spring Valley, La Mesa and then onto eastbound SR-52 in Santee -- with the Acura dodging spike strips along the way.

After heading north on SR-67 in Lakeside, the car reversed course and traveled south on SR-67 before getting back onto SR-52.

The car ran over spike strips set down on SR-52, and after getting onto I-8, the driver finally pulled over in the middle of the westbound side of the freeway near Baltimore Drive in La Mesa.

The driver got out of the car, ran across freeway lanes and up a hill towards an apartment complex.

A stretch of I-8 in the immediate area was shut down as CHP, La Mesa police, San Diego police and El Cajon police officers searched for the driver, and he was eventually spotted in the apartment complex and taken into custody.

No injuries were reported during the pursuit.