Suspect Drives Wrong Way on I-805, Crashes

Police are searching for a suspect who took off on foot after driving the wrong way on Interstate 805 and crashing his car.

The chase started near 800 Hilltop Drive at about 6:25 p.m. when Chula Vista police tried to pull over a silver Honda for a traffic violation.

But instead of pulling over, the driver took off, leading police through portions of southern Chula Vista.

Police say the suspect then drove onto the southbound I-805, heading north at Telegraph Canyon Road. Officers immediately stopped following the car.

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The driver made it to just south of E Street before crashing into another vehicle, carrying a man, woman and their 19-month-old child. The adults were treated on the scene for minor injuries, while the child was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

After the crash, the suspect, who is wanted on a Homeland Security warrant, bailed out of his car. Witnesses report seeing him dash west of the freeway, into the canyon area.

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Police arrest the passenger riding in the suspect vehicle.

People in nearby vehicles jumped out and detained the passenger who was riding with the suspect. That person is now in CVPD custody.

California Highway Patrol closed a couple lanes of the freeway as CVPD investigated.

Police established a perimeter around the 4300 block of Adrienne Drive to search for the suspect, but he was not located.

The CVPD is still investigating the pursuit.

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