SAN DIEGO – A short police chase in Sherman Heights ended when a driver crashed an SUV into a furniture store overnight Sunday, leading to two arrests.
The incident began before 12:30 a.m. Monday, when a San Diego police officer attempted to pull over an SUV with four occupants for an alleged traffic violation in the area of 27th and Commercial streets.
The SUV refused to stop and a chase ensued. However, a few blocks away, at Imperial Avenue and 26th Street, the suspect driver lost control while taking a sharp turn and plowed into the side of a building.
During the crash the SUV also struck two parked vehicles, a Chevrolet Camaro and a Toyota pickup truck, flipping the truck onto its side in the process. The crash also brought down power lines and woke up nearby residents.
The crash knocked out power to about 70 San Diego Gas & Electric customers in the area. Power had been restored as of 6 a.m.
Two people in the vehicle were arrested and two were released. The driver and one of the passengers were taken to a hospital for treatment and were later expected to face charges.
According to San Diego police, following the crash officers learned the driver had a warrant out for his arrest. His name and the charges he faces were not immediately released.