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Driver hits Border Patrol truck, tries to escape by swimming naked at Torrey Pines State Beach

Del Mar pursuit crash
Posted at 7:38 AM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 11:19:23-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego County sheriff's deputies fished a man out of the ocean in Del Mar who they say rammed a Border Patrol truck at the end of a dangerous chase.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's North Coastal Station, it all started when deputies tried to pull the man over in a blue Smart car driving with no lights or a license plate.

The driver failed to stop and took out a road sign then drove the wrong way down Coast Boulevard in Del Mar around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

A few minutes later, the man crashed into a Border Patrol truck at the dead-end of 15th Street. No one was inside the truck at the time.

Border Patrol agents spotted the driver running towards the beach.

The man jumped over the bluffs' edge and plunged naked into the water, where he spent two hours in the surf.

He was taken into custody after he was fished out of the ocean by a Border Patrol boat around 4:15 a.m.

Deputies are currently attempting to identify the suspect.