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Man, woman arrested in La Mesa after car crashes and injures 5 children

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Posted at 4:48 PM, Dec 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-19 19:48:25-05

LA MESA, Calif. (AP) — A man who police say brandished a gun from a van and a woman who then crashed the car with five children inside, injuring them, have been arrested.

A person on Friday night reported that a man in La Mesa had a gun inside a moving vehicle. Police say an officer later tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused to pull over.

Shortly thereafter, the car crashed. The officer pursuing the suspect found five children inside without car seats.

Police say the children suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital for further tests.