Deputies: Driver Rams Patrol Car in Pursuit

A man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested after he rammed a patrol car and led San Diego County Sheriff's Deputies on a short pursuit.

Deputies say they stopped a Toyota pick-up truck for running a red light at Vale Drive and East Vista Way Thursday at 11:30 p.m.

As the deputy got out and approached the truck, the driver put the truck in reverse, rammed the patrol car and then sped off.

The deputy followed the Toyota as it traveled erratically down East Vista Way and then turned onto Palm Drive.

The driver lost control of the car, sideswiping a tree on a house on the 400 block of Alvarado Terrace.

Israel Guadalupe Garcia, 23, was taken into custody. Deputies said Garcia displayed signs of being under the influence of alcohol.

A records check revealed Garcia's license was suspended, officials said. He was arrested for multiple offenses and booked into Vista Detention Facility.

No one was injured.

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