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Fallbrook man accused of leading 50-mile police pursuit in San Diego, firing at officers


Last updated 4/25/2020 at 2:30pm

A Fallbrook man ran a traffic break on a San Diego freeway and triggered a pursuit, firing at California Highway Patrol officers along the way before eventually being stopped by spike strips, an officer said Friday morning.

It all began just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, when CHP officers responded to a call about a pedestrian on eastbound Interstate 8 just before state Route 163 in Mission Valley, according to CHP San Diego spokesman Salvador Castro.

While a CHP officer was trying to stop traffic in the area, a Toyota 4Runner blew by “at a high rate of speed.”

The officer running the traf...

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