A car chase that led California Highway Patrol officers and sheriff’s deputies across East County Monday ended when authorities deployed spike strips.
Officers initially attempted to pull over a motorist for speeding on westbound Interstate 8 near Pine Valley at 4:23 p.m, said CHP Officer Jim Bettencourt.
The motorist refused to yield, and continued on the freeway at a speed of more than 100 mph.
“He would exit, get back on, exit, get back on,” Bettencourt said.
The chase eventually wound up on streets in Santee. CHP officers broke off the chase, and sheriff’s deputies continued pursuing.
Some strategically deployed spike strips ended the chase on Cuyamaca Street north of Mission Gorge Road.
The motorist, a white male, was arrested and taken to county jail.
Bettencourt said the CHP was attempting to determine whether drugs or alcohol were involved.
— City News Service
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