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Man arrested after pursuit, standoff in Oceanside

Posted at 8:07 AM, Jul 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-27 12:02:06-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) -- A dramatic arrest of a man following a police pursuit that started in San Juan Capistrano and ended in Oceanside.

The California Highway Patrol said it all started around 11 p.m. Sunday night when officers attempted to pull over a silver car that was weaving and traveling with no lights on Interstate 5. The driver never stopped, leading officers on a pursuit for about 20 minutes.

When the chase entered San Diego County, CHP officers used a spike strip to slow down the car near Camp Pendleton, with the Carlsbad Police Department's help.

The car eventually pulled into the center divider at Oceanside Blvd., but the driver refused to come out. Officers used munitions to break the back window and had a K-9 drag the man out.

The driver was resisting arrest and had to be wrestled onto a gurney and taken to the hospital.

No officers were injured.

All southbound and northbound lanes of the I-5 were closed for about half an hour.