Brenda Gregorio-Nieto

Man Leads Police on a Stolen Car Chase in Southbay

A man was arrested after he led police on a stolen car chase that ended in a crash in the South Bay, Saturday morning.

Officials received a call around 9:30 a.m. with reports of a man breaking into vehicles on 13th Street and Donax in Imperial Beach, the San Diego Sherrif’s Department confirmed.

When deputies arrived on the scene, the suspect took off in a white Volvo SUV failing to stop for deputies. A helicopter was called to assist in the chase, SDSO confirmed.

The suspect then took deputies on a wild chase along Interstate 5 only to end up on the off-ramp to H Street where he lost control of the car and crashed into the bridge. He then took off on foot running down the off-ramp and onto the I-5 shoulder where he was arrested.

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This is the car the suspect was driving as he crashed into the bridge.

The suspect was identified by officials as Marc Tindugan, 25. He suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

The car Tindugan was driving was later determined to be stolen, officials said.

During the pursuit, a deputy crashed into a car suffering minor injuries and was also taken to a local hospital.

Officials confirmed drugs were involved and Tindugan was charged with DUI among other charges.

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