CHP Officers Arrest Combative DUI Suspect

By Wendy Fry
|  Saturday, Oct 27, 2012  |  Updated 9:34 AM PDT
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CHP Officers Arrest Combative DUI Suspect

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CHP officers took a combative suspect into custody Saturday morning, authorities said. The man crashed his green van around 4 a.m. after officers attempted to pull him over, according to San Diego police and a CHP officer.

San Diego fire medics and police officers also responded to the scene at the westbound 94 freeway near the 30th Street off-ramp in Golden Hill.

A CHP dispatcher confirmed the driver of the green van attempted to speed-up and drive away when CHP patrol units tried to pull him over for weaving in and out of lanes on the freeway.

After a short, high-speed chase, the driver crashed and rolled his van. He then bailed out of the vehicle and tried to run away, according to San Diego police.

CHP officers caught and detained the man, but he fought back. The suspect was tased twice, but still was not subdued.

After an approximate five minute struggle with CHP officers, the man was restrained and taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital with injuries to his face.

A CHP dispatcher said there had not yet been any reports that any of the CHP officers were injured during the tussle.

A San Diego police watch commander said the driver was suspected of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the incident.

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