Cops Nab Driver in 100 MPH North County Chase

By Brandi Powell and R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013  |  Updated 7:36 AM PDT
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The suspect, believed to be under the influence of alcohol and meth, led police on a pursuit that began in Carlsbad around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.

The suspect, believed to be under the influence of alcohol and meth, led police on a pursuit that began in Carlsbad around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday. NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.

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A dramatic police chase in the North County ended with officers finding a loaded gun in the suspect’s car.

The suspect, believed to be under the influence of alcohol and meth, led police on a pursuit that began in Carlsbad around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

When officers spotted the car, the driver sped away, traveling to nearby railroad tracks along North Coast Highway in Encinitas.

“Reached in excess of 100 miles per hour on the Coast Highway down into Encinitas and eventually the suspect drove onto the railroad property and onto the tracks, tried to evade us on foot,” said Carlsbad police Sgt. Jeff Chapman.

A loaded shotgun was found in the cab of the vehicle Chapman said.

The suspect was taken into custody. There were no injuries. 

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