Police Blow Out Tires to Stop Suspected Drunk Driver

A suspected drunk driver led police on a 6-mile chase through a residential neighborhood

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    A wild, six-mile pursuit ended Friday night on a quiet, residential street in Point Loma. NBC 7's Dave Summers reports. (Published Saturday, Feb 22, 2014)

     A wild pursuit ended Friday night on a quiet, residential street in Point Loma. 

    San Diego Police said officers spotted a suspected drunk driver in a Jeep Wrangler leaving a Friar's Road liquor store just after 10 p.m. 

    When the officers tried to pull him over, the driver fled on residential streets, reaching speeds up to 50 miles per hour and blowing through stop signs and traffic lights. 

    Police used spike strips in Point Loma to flatten the suspect's tires at Garrison and Rosecrans streets. 

    The man drove another mile on blown-out tires before he stopped at Canon Street and Anchorage Lane.

    He stepped out his Jeep with his hands up and surrendered to police. The suspect was arrested and taken to jail.