A driver was taken into custody after leading police on a slow-speed pursuit on Interstate 805 Tuesday morning, but was later released when officers realized the foreign driver may not have been aware of U.S. traffic laws.
Two adults and two children were in a red sedan that led police from Chula Vista to National City during the morning commute on Interstate 805, Chula Vista police Lt. Gino Grippo said.
Police attempted to stop the driver for "an equipment violation" near Mc Intosh Street and Broadway, but Lt. Grippo said the driver may be new to the U.S. and wasn't sure what to do when police attempted to stop the car.
Instead, he kept driving leading police for about 8 miles at low speeds, sometimes on the shoulder of Interstate 805, as commuters sped past, footage from SkyRanger 7 showed. About 10 police vehicles were in tow.
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When the car came to a stop, officers quickly surrounded the driver with guns drawn. The driver and a passenger were taken into custody but eventually released without citation.
CVPD said they were unaware there was children in the car until the driver stopped. No injuries were reported.