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Pursuit ends with crash, perilous wrestling bout

Posted: 6:32 AM, Feb 23, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-23 16:18:12Z
Pursuit ends with crash, perilous wrestling bout
Pursuit ends with crash, perilous wrestling bout
Pursuit ends with crash, perilous wrestling bout
NATIONAL CITY – A high-speed chase that topped 100 miles per hour ended in National City when the driver crashed and then got in a wrestling match with an officer on the edge of the State Route 54 overpass overnight Monday. 
 
Two men inside the car were captured. 
 
The incident began before 1:15 a.m. Tuesday when San Diego police attempted to pull over a Honda for an equipment violation in the 3000 block of Harbor Drive in Barrio Logan.
 
According to police, the car refused to stop and a pursuit ensued onto southbound Interstate 5 in National City and then onto the connector ramp to eastbound SR-54. 
 
While halfway up the ramp, the car lost control and flipped onto its roof. The two suspects inside crawled out and tried to run. 
 
A passing tow truck driver happened upon the crash and attempted to assist police by blocking their path. 
 
During a foot chase, an officer caught up with one of the suspects and deployed his taser to stop him. The two got in a struggle on the edge of the overpass. A police K-9 arrived and helped subdue the man, who was bleeding badly from his head. 
 
The second suspect was found a short time later hiding in a dumpster. Both were taken to a hospital. 
 
No names were released. The suspects will likely face charges including evading police and resisting arrest.