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Intoxicated man crashes into patrol car before causing crash in San Marcos

San Diego County Sheriff's Department
Posted at 8:27 AM, Aug 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-11 12:49:04-04

SAN MARCOS, Calif. (KGTV) -- A man deputies say was under the influence was arrested Saturday evening after crashing into a patrol car and causing a second crash while fleeing law enforcement.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, deputies tried to make contact with an intoxicated man in the parking lot on the 400 block of Autumn Drive in San Marcos around 4:49 p.m.

The driver, Cristian Reinoso, 24, failed to obey instructions, instead backing into an unoccupied patrol vehicle twice, deputies say.

According to the department, Reinoso then drove away from the parking lot, striking a fence and a parked car before running a red light and crashing into another vehicle at the intersection of Los Vallecitos Boulevard and Knoll Road.

The crash reportedly caused Reinoso’s vehicle to roll over, so deputies say he got out and ran away before being arrested at an apartment complex on the 200 block of Knoll Road.

Both Reinoso and the driver of the other vehicle were taken to the hospital for minor injuries.

The department says Reinoso will be charged with assault on a peace officer with a deadly weapon and hit-and-run causing injuries.