San Diego police officers chased and arrested a man suspected of using his car as a deadly weapon Saturday.

The suspect, later identified as Jenardzenas Garcia, 27, recklessly drove his car around 5:30 a.m. at the 7600 block of Canyon Point Lane in Mira Mesa. A person reportedly walked up to the car and tried to remove the keys from the ignition.

Police said Garcia drove off and dragged the victim until he fell to the ground. The driver then turned his Toyota Scion around and drove over the victim’s leg.

Garcia then reportedly drove off, and police spotted his car not far away and stopped him. He drove towards the officers and led police on a pursuit lasting several minutes, officers said.

Police stopped the vehicle but Garcia refused to get out. The officers used pepper spray to get him out.

The victim was taken to the hospital for the injury to his leg, police said. No one else was hurt.

City News Service