A 27-year-old man has been arrested for driving over the left leg of a man who tried to stop him from driving erratically and later driving toward officers in Mira Mesa, police said.
At approximately 5:30 a.m., Jenardzenas Garcia was “driving erratically” up and down the 7600 block of Canyon Point Lane when a resident approached him.
The man tried to reach into his car and grab the keys when Garcia took off, dragging the man a short distance before he fell, police said.
Garcia then purposely drove over the man’s left leg, police said, and then drove off in a white Toyota Scion sedan.
Police officers later found his car after he constructed a traffic stop at Canyon Breeze Drive and Barbados Way.
When they walked toward his car, Garcia drove toward officers. They jumped out of the way of the car and then pursued the vehicle for several minutes.
They stopped the car at the 7200 block of Canyon Hill Court, where Garcia refused to get out of the car. He got out when, several minutes later, officers pepper sprayed him.
When officers took him into custody, Garcia tried to swallow some items, police said. He was taken to a hospital and later booked on several felony charges. The investigation is ongoing.
The citizen was taken to a local hospital for an injury to his left leg.