High Speed Pursuit Suspect Still At-Large

Police looking for wanted felon still at-large after leading officers on a high-speed chase across San Diego

San Diego Police are looking for the man still at-large after leading officers on a high-speed chase across the North County Thursday evening.

Police identify the driver as wanted felon 41-year old Ahran Haugley.

Haugley took off after abandoning his car in an underground parking structure in Downtown San Diego on 9th and F Street.

The pursuit began at approximately 5 p.m. near Caminito East Bluff and Via Sonoma when officers were conducting a "check the welfare" call, San Diego Police (SDPD) officers said.

But Haugley refused to pull over and began weaving in and out of traffic during the evening commute.

He led the pursuit from La Jolla up to several North County freeways. He stopped to change his clothes in Del Mar before continuing the wild ride.

NBC 7 San Diego followed the pursuit live as it unfolded.

Police say speeds on the southbound Interstate 5 reached up to 85 miles per hour. At one point, Haugley put the car in reverse and drove backwards on a freeway on-ramp, sideswiping another vehicle.

SDPD called off ground units due to safety concerns but continued the pursuit in the air.

Haugley eventually drove into Downtown San Diego, pulled into a parking structure and took off on foot.

Kelsey McAndrew operates a rental car business on F Street. She is one of two people who talked to Haugley in the garage.

McAndrew says he drove into the garage at what she thought seemed like 90 miles per hour. 

"I was just saying hey what's going on, you're going to kill someone, and he's like I'm sorry, I'm sorry," she said.

More than 40 officers and canine units searched the building. Investigators called off the search when they spotted Haugley in a surveillance video, leaving the building about a minute after parking in a handicapped spot.

Police say Haugley is wearing a black hoody, blue jeans and black tennis shoes. He is 5'6'' and weighs around 170 pounds. 

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