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High-Speed Chase Ends, Driver Explains Why He Ran

A high-speed pursuit that began in Encinitas ended along Interstate 8 near Alpine with the driver explaining to NBC 7 why he didn’t pull over for law enforcement officers.

“Why do you think, man, I didn’t want to go to f ---king jail,” Andrew Aud told our photojournalist.

Aud was wanted on several warrants including a federal felony warrant and others for burglary and possession of a firearm.

He was doing everything he could to out run police and bailed out of the car at the Alpine vista point east of Willows Road.

Members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force caught up with him and took him into custody.

Supervising Deputy Steve Jurman explained how even a spike strip didn’t persuade the suspect to pull over.

“He lost his front tires and continued to run, eventually ran out of gas and was taken into custody without incident after that,” Jurman said.

Officials said Aud had made statements in the past declaring that he wouldn’t be taken into custody peacefully.  

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