A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Courtesy CHP

A motorist who refused to yield to the California Highway Patrol for speeding in Mission Valley led officers on a 15-minute chase Tuesday that ended with his arrest in the Fairmount Park area.

The pursuit began on Interstate 8 near I-805 about 9:45 a.m., CHP spokesman Robert Catano said.

The driver fled to the east, then south on I-15 for several miles before exiting onto University Avenue in City Heights. He then crisscrossed over various city streets in a generally southerly direction as CHP personnel and San Diego police tailed him.

Reaching a dead end on Ash Street, near Bridgeview Drive, he steered the silver 2003 Lexus IS300 he was driving off the roadway and onto a brushy slope at the edge of a ravine above northbound state Route 15, just north of Route 94, Catano said.

CHP officers and San Diego police then arrested the man at gunpoint. His name was not immediately available.

No collisions or injuries were reported, Catano said.

—City News Service

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