CHP Pursuit Ends in Crash on Freeway

By Monica Garske
|  Wednesday, Jul 3, 2013  |  Updated 9:14 PM PDT
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CHP Pursuit Ends in Crash on Freeway

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A speeding driver who led CHP officers on a pursuit Wednesday night wound up crashing at a transition ramp along a freeway, officials said.

The incident began around 7:45 p.m. when a CHP officer tried pull over a driver in the Kearny Mesa area for speeding.

Instead of stopping, the driver sped off, heading eastbound on State Route 52 towards Santee. The driver then U-turned near Mast Boulevard and headed west on SR-52, officials said, again refusing to stop.

As CHP officers pursued the driver on the ground, an SDPD helicopter assisted in the pursuit by air.

A short time later, the driver crashed at the transition ramp from SR-52 to southbound Interstate 5 near University City.

The driver was taken into custody. No injuries were reported.

CHP is investigating the incident. No further details were immediately available.
 

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