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A San Diego County Sheriff’s deputy’s patch. Courtesy of the department

A 24-year-old man was arrested in San Marcos on suspicion of assaulting a peace officer with his car and causing multiple accidents, sheriff’s officials reported Sunday.

At about 5 p.m. Saturday, a deputy tried to contact a driver who was suspected of being under the influence and was parked in a lot in the 450 block of Autumn Drive. The suspect backed up and hit the deputy’s unoccupied patrol vehicle twice, Sgt. Charles Morreale of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.

The suspect then allegedly fled the scene in his car, striking a fence and a parked car. During the pursuit, the man allegedly ran a red light at Los Vallecitos Boulevard and Knoll Road and collided with another vehicle, causing his car to roll over. The suspect then fled on foot into an apartment complex in the 200 block of Knoll Road, where he was captured by deputies, according to Morreale.

The suspect, identified as Christian Reinoso of San Marcos, was taken by paramedics to Palomar Medical Centerl for treatment of injuries he received in the collision. The other driver was also taken to the hospital for minor injuries, Morreale said.

No deputies were injured.

Reinoso faces charges of assault on a peace officer and hit-and-run causing injury, officials said.

— From Staff and Wire Reports

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.