Images: Prius Leads Police Chase

Images of the Prius driver who led police on a slow-speed chase Friday morning.

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Images of the Prius driver who led police on a slow-speed chase Friday morning.
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The man, described as an 87-year-old Carlsbad resident, told officers he was en route to a shoe store.
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An officer from the California Highway Patrol Border Division headquarters spotted the man driving very slowly, about 25-35 mph, and drifting from lane to lane on the highway. The officer tried to stop the driver using lights and siren but the Prius did not stop.
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On the ramp to SR 52, officers used a spike strip and were they were able to deflate the right front tire of the Prius. A police cruiser then pulled in front of the Prius and slowed down, allowing other patrol cars to corner the Prius on westbound 52 near Genesee.
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Several times, a CHP motorcycle officer drove up next to the driver's side of the car with lights flashing. "He was unaware of everything going on around him," said CHP Sgt. Robert Cobb.
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