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By Will Fritz
Associate Editor 

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


Last updated 5/1/2020 at 12:14am

A Fallbrook man ran a traffic break on a San Diego freeway, starting a pursuit and firing at California Highway Patrol officers along the way before his vehicle was eventually stopped by spike strips.

It all began just before 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 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 representative 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,” Castro said.

The officer running t...

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