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San Diego police use spike strips to end pursuit on Interstate 5

A driver led police on a pursuit that started in Pacific Beach and ended on north Interstate 5 near state Route 52 on Sunday after officers used spike strips to stop the vehicle, San Diego police said.

Police were alerted to the driver after someone reported he was stopped at a traffic light after it turned green. When the bystander approached the white BMW, the driver was talking to himself, police said.

Police tried to stop the vehicle in the area of Garnet Avenue and Mission Boulevard around noon, but the driver didn’t stop. The driver continued on surface streets in the area, then headed south on I-5 until he exited onto Sea World Drive. He then went north on I-5 until his vehicle stopped near SR-52.

Police had punctured at least some of the vehicle’s wheels with spike strips on Mission Bay Drive and north I-5.

The driver was detained. No further information was immediately available.



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