A 42-year-old suspected of stealing a big rig and leading CHP officers on a high-speed chase on southbound Interstate 15 from Temecula to Rancho Bernardo was arrested Friday night.
The chase began in Riverside County about 8 p.m. and ended around an hour later on West Bernardo Drive after CHP officers fired bean-bag shotgun rounds at the truck driver’s window when he refused to surrender, according to U-T San Diego. The driver’s name was not immediately available from the CHP.
The driver was suspected of driving under the influence and refusing to yield to authorities, California Highway Patrol Officer Mary Bailey told U-T San Diego. The driver swerved all over the freeway during the chase, she said.
CHP officers laid down spike strips at Gopher Canyon Road, according to Bailey. Strips were also set up at El Norte Parkway but the driver didn’t hit those, she added.
The northbound Interstate 15 off-ramp at West Bernardo/Pomerado Road was closed until 10 p.m. for the CHP investigation, according to Bailey. The truck was later towed away, she said.
— City News Service
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