Chase Ends in Crash, Pepper Ball Shooting

The chase began around 6:30 p.m. when police say they spotted a driver weaving in and out of traffic on State Route 163

By R. Stickney and Jerry McCormick
|  Friday, Nov 18, 2011  |  Updated 7:48 AM PDT
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A suspect rammed his car into a CHP patrol car and crashed into a fence in a cul-de-sac in Linda Vista Thursday night. Even then officers shot pepper balls to try and get the driver to surrender.

A suspect rammed his car into a CHP patrol car and crashed into a fence in a cul-de-sac in Linda Vista Thursday night. Even then officers shot pepper balls to try and get the driver to surrender.

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A driver who refused to stop for police crashed his car into a patrol car and then a fence before he was taken into custody.

The 60-year-old driver was taken into custody when the car chase ended in Linda Vista Thursday night.

It all started around 6:30 p.m. when police say they spotted a driver weaving in and out of traffic on State Route 163.

The driver refused to stop and took police on a chase.

The chase ended after he rammed into a patrol car.

The man slowly emerged from the car with dozens of officers and a police K-9 standing by.

Even then, it took officers shooting pepper balls to force him to surrender.

His identity has not been released.

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