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Pickup truck leads San Diego police on high-speed chase

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Posted at 6:23 AM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 09:23:58-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - An attempted traffic stop in the Linda Vista area evolved into a high-speed chase on San Diego freeways that eventually ended with the driver's arrest.

At around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, San Diego police spotted a Ford F-150 pickup truck and tried to pull it over for a broken headlight on Genesee Avenue at state Route 163.

However, the truck sped away, heading southbound on SR-163 at speeds up to 90 MPH.

During the pursuit, the truck nearly hit the 10News Breaking News Tracker, who was positioned on the freeway shoulder.

As the truck made its way onto westbound Interstate 8, officers began losing sight of the vehicle, and they later called off the chase due to the unsafe speeds and rain.

Moments later, an officer saw the F-150 on Morena Boulevard, but the vehicle once again sped away.

The truck eventually exited on Fairmount Avenue in the Kensington area, where officers had placed spike strips down on the roadway.

The driver avoided the spike strips but spun out and came to a stop. Tires on four police SUVs were damaged after they drove over the spike strips while in pursuit.

The driver surrendered without incident and was taken into custody.

Officers found a large dog inside the truck, but the animal was not injured.