A man trying to dodge arrest stripped his clothes and ran through the swampy water and brush underneath a bridge in the North County Tuesday, officials said.
A high speed pursuit began just after 1 a.m. in Orange County and ended near Poway north of San Diego Tuesday.
The man driving a stolen car led California Highway Patrol on a pursuit that ended on Poway Road.
He got out of his car and ran across the northbound lanes of I-15, into a swampy area near the freeway.
San Diego Police joined in the pursuit and sent in K-9 officers. The man was naked when he was taken into custody around 3 a.m.
Officials identified him as 35-year-old Justin Sassilme.
Sassilme was bitten by a police dog in the pursuit. He was loaded onto a gurney and treated by emergency personnel at the scene.
The car he was driving was reported stolen Monday out of Newport Beach, police said.