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Car Struck by San Diego County Deputy in City Heights Pursuit

A deputy pursuing a suspect collided with a Honda Civic, according to a sheriff’s department news release.

A San Diego County Sheriff's patrol car struck an innocent driver while pursuing a suspect in City Heights Monday.

Deputies were called to the report of a suspect violating a restraining order in Lemon Grove just before 10 p.m.

The person named in the restraining order, Marvin Peeples, fought with deputies, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. He fled in a grey Kia sedan, officials said.

While driving north on Euclid, Peeples drove into the intersection at University Avenue against the red light.

A deputy pursuing Peeples collided with a Honda Civic that was traveling eastbound, according to a sheriff’s department news release. The Civic collided with a Ford Expedition.

Deputies arrested Peeples on Miracle Drive about one mile from the scene of the collision.

Along with two outstanding warrants, Peeples will be booked on charges of violating a restraining order, felony evasion, assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest.

An ambulance was called to the scene however, there were no reported injuries according to the sheriff’s department.

The collision is under investigation by the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

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