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Police Pursue Driver Through College Area

San Diego police pursued a driver through the College Area and La Mesa Thursday after the driver – who had no plates on the car – refused to pull over for an officer.A police officer first tried to stop the driver at 54th Street and El Cajon Boulevard in the Talmadge area just after 11 a.m.  Local Fire Agencies Send Rescue Resources to Santa Barbara The driver kept going, traveling north on 54th Street to Collwood Boulevard, then eastbound onto Montezuma Road near San Diego State University.At around 11:10 a.m., the suspect momentarily pulled over to the right side of the road. Officers got out of their vehicles. Moments later, the suspect began driving forward again. Apparent Successor to ‘El Chapo’ Pleads Guilty to Federal Trafficking Charges The driver swerved to the other side of the street before continuing on the right side of the street and making a turn. Minutes later, the driver stopped for a second time at an intersection on El Cajon Boulevard.The chase continued into La Mesa, as the driver turned onto Baltimore Drive and then westbound to University Avenue. The driver then took a U-turn and traveled east University Avenue. Teachers in National City Rally Amid Contract Dispute with District At around 11:20 a.m., the driver stopped near the La Mesa Police Department station. An officer attempted to throw a spike strip in front of the suspect’s truck but failed to get the spike strip under the wheels.The driver took off again.About four minutes later, when the suspect took a U-Turn along Baltimore Drive north of University Avenue, several police patrol cars were able to position themselves around the suspect, boxing in the truck along 4900 Baltimore Drive in front of homes, across the street from a car dealership.Officers surrounded the truck but no one came out.At 11:30 a.m., the suspect — wearing a red shirt — was pulled out of the truck, handcuffed and placed in the back of a police patrol car.No other information was available.Please refresh this page for updates on this story. Details may change as more information becomes available.Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego
Source: NBC San Diego

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