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Man arrested after leading authorities on lengthy chase in stolen car


Last updated 6/29/2017 at Noon

ESCONDIDO – A man was arrested Wednesday after leading authorities on a chase across San Diego County before the stolen vehicle he was driving caught fire on Interstate 15 in Escondido, authorities said.

Deputies located a stolen black 2006 Audi A3 in Valley Center around 4 p.m. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to yield and a chase ensued, said sheriff's Sgt. Nathan Rowley.

The pursuit traveled through Valley Center, and the Rincon, Pauma, and Pala Indian reservations at speeds up to 90 mph, Rowley said.

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