Man Leads Deputies on Chase, Crashes Into Patrol Car: Sheriff - NBC 7 San Diego

Man Leads Deputies on Chase, Crashes Into Patrol Car: Sheriff



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    San Diego County Sheriff's Dept.

    A man that allegedly crashed into a Sheriff's Deputy's patrol car has been booked into jail and identified, officials said.

    Police arrested Eddie Martin, 41, of Santee after he led police on a chase and collided head-on with a responding deputy’s patrol car at the intersection of Mast Boulevard and Hartland Circle.

    The first incident happened at 10:40 a.m. when San Diego Sheriff's Deputies responded to a domestic violence call.

    Martin was reportedly in a domestic violence dispute with his wife and told her he was willing to engage in a gun battle with law enforcement if he was contacted by them, deputies said. He fled before deputies arrived.

    Officers were called back to Martin’s house that evening around 7 p.m. for reports of him banging on the front door. Martin left before deputies arrived, officials said.

    After a brief search, he was later seen driving his Tahoe on Mast Boulevard in Santee.

    Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop when Martin failed to yield, driving westbound into the eastbound lanes of Mast Boulevard. He then collided head-on with a responding deputies patrol car, leaving major front-end damage.

    Both the officer and Martin were taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries. Martin was later released and booked into San Diego Central Jail for felony domestic violence, felony evading, possession of a stolen handgun, causing injury while driving under the influence, and other related charges.