SAN DIEGO -- Officers shut down Interstate 5 and shot out a car window in north San Diego County following a high speed chase early Monday morning that ended near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.
The chase began at around 1:30 a.m. on I-5 north at the U.S.-Mexico border when a car with no plates refused to stop. California Highway Patrol and U.S. Border Patrol officers pursued the vehicle, which reached speeds of 110 miles per hour as it wound north through San Diego.
Authorities deployed spike strips at the San Clemente Border Patrol Station checkpoint, which flattened the tires and brought the car to a stop on the I-5 shoulder just before 2:20 a.m.
However, the driver and sole occupant refused to exit the vehicle, prompting a brief standoff that shut down both sides of I-5.
Officers eventually shot out the car’s windows with a less lethal round and took the driver into custody. He was not hurt. His name was not released.
CHP told 10News the man has already been deported once from the U.S. There was no immediate word on what was found inside the car.