Speeding Driver Leads CHP on I-805, I-5 Pursuit

The pursuit began around 10:35 a.m. on southbound I-805 in San Diego and ended about an hour later on northbound I-5 near San Clemente

A suspect driving at speeds of more than 100 mph led California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers on a lengthy pursuit that spanned several San Diego freeways Saturday morning.

The chase began around 10:35 a.m., after the driver zipped past an officer at 90 mph. When the officer tried to pull over the driver, the suspect failed to stop.

A pursuit ensued at southbound Interstate 805, quickly passing Interstate 8, CHP said, then past El Cajon Boulevard and Market Street before the fleeing driver took the 47th Street off-ramp.

The driver then got back on I-805, this time traveling northbound on the interstate. CHP officials said, at this point, speeds reached upwards to 110 to 118 mph.

The pursuit continued past Murray Ridge, then Mesa College, past State Route 163 and Balboa Avenue.

Officers set up spike strips at Nobel Drive.

The suspect sped through the strips, then passed Carmel Valley Road before driving onto northbound Interstate 5, passing State Route 56, Del Mar Heights Road, Villa De La Valle and Leucadia Boulevard.

As of 11:35 a.m., the chase continued, heading past San Diego's North County toward Las Pulgas.

Five minutes later, the driver was captured and the pursuit ended, near San Clemente, CHP said.

Throughout the pursuit, several NBC 7 viewers said they saw the suspect speed past them. This included sightings on I-805 and the Camp Pendleton area.

No further details were immediately released. Check back for updates.

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