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Spike Strips Help End Slow-Speed Pursuit From Orange County to Cardiff

The pursuit began early Friday in Orange County, hitting speeds of about 10-50 mph along Interstate 5

A woman was arrested in San Diego’s North County Friday morning after leading officials on a slow-speed pursuit that began in Orange County.

The chase on southbound Interstate 5 approached the San Diego County line at around 5:40 a.m. California Highway Patrol (CHP) officials said the driver – in a gold-colored Toyota Corolla – was traveling at slow speeds of about 10 to 50 mph, driving mostly on the right shoulder of the freeway.

CHP issued a traffic alert at southbound I-5 at Las Pulgas Road while officers pursued driver.

Officials said the chase began near California State University Fullerton; the woman behind the wheel was wanted for a traffic violation but refused to stop for officers.

Spike strips were deployed, causing damage to the tires of the Corolla. At around 6:15 a.m., the pursuit came to a halt in the parking lot of a Jack-in-the-Box at San Elijo Avenue and Birmingham Drive in Cardiff.

No one was hurt in the pursuit.

No other information was available.

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