Pursuit Suspect Slams Car into Wall

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    A driver involved in a pursuit with police slammed his truck into a wall in Chula Vista before fleeing the scene on foot.

    A driver being pursued by police slammed his truck into a wall and continued to evade officers on foot in Chula Vista Tuesday.

    At around 12:50 p.m., police officers attempted to pull over a car in western Chula Vista. The driver failed to comply and sped off, with officers in pursuit headed eastbound from Hilltop Drive and L Street.

    As the suspect drove into a residential area, officers stopped chasing him due to safety concerns, officials said.

    Minutes later, police received a 911 call reporting that the suspect had slammed into a wall outside a residence in the 600-block of Douglas Street. The driver, also accompanied by a female passenger, fled the scene on foot.

    Officers headed to the scene of the crash and began searching for the driver and passenger. A helicopter from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department assisted in the search, making announcements overhead.

    As of 2:20 p.m., officers had still not located the man and woman.

    Police said officers had attempted to pull over the driver for a traffic violation but it's unclear why he refused to obey orders.

    Chula Vista resident Alejandra Verjan was home when the suspect's truck plowed into the wall outside her residence. She said the collision resulted in a big "boom" -- and a big mess outside.

    Verjan told NBC 7 she ran outside and saw the truck but didn't spot the suspects.

    Check back for updates on this developing story.

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