High-Speed Chase Ends, Driver Escapes Through Storm Drain

A man escaped through a storm drain Tuesday after leading police on a pursuit from downtown to National City with speeds reaching 100 mph, according to San Diego Police.

Officers say they noticed the driver of a green pickup truck speeding and being reckless in the 2100-block of Market Street.

The man behind the wheel did not pull over for officers and began traveling at a high rate of speed, police said. Officers say the pursuit ended on southbound Interstate 805 near Sweetwater.

That's when the driver got out of his car and escaped through a storm drain. Police dogs were brought in to search the area. As of 3 a.m., no arrest had been made.

A passenger in the car was taken into custody. Police say he was too intoxicated to run away.
SDPD said the driver is wanted for felony evasion. No suspect description was given.

San Diego Police, California Highway Patrol and National City Police officers all took part in the pursuit.

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