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Man arrested after crashing car and leaping across rooftops

Posted at 8:14 AM, Jul 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-06 14:25:05-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A man who led police on pursuit was arrested early Monday morning after spending 45 minutes on the roof of a Webster home.

San Diego police officers attempted to stop a dark colored Kia shortly before 12:30 a.m. on 49th and Federal Blvd. after the driver was seen driving recklessly.

The driver crashed into an embankment and pole on Marilou Road, and that's when police said the suspect jumped out and took off running.

Police chased the man for several blocks, even jumping fences and running through backyards. The suspect then climb on top of a home, leaping across rooftops trying to get away, but was surrounded.

The suspect sat on the rooftop on Brookline street and told officers he would not come down until they put their guns down.

The suspect eventually surrendered 45 minutes later. Firefighters were called in to put a ladder up and help get him down.

He's being evaluated for DUI and faces felony evading charges.