2 people arrested after ditching stolen car

SAN DIEGO — A pursuit of a stolen car along Interstate 8 Thursday ended with the arrests of its driver and passenger.

Officers spotted the stolen 1991 Lexus sedan headed west on the freeway near Lake Murray Boulevard shortly before 3 a.m., San Diego police Officer Joshua Hodge said.

The driver eventually stopped near Mission Center Road and tried to run off but was arrested shortly afterward, along with a passenger, according to the officer. Neither the driver’s nor the passenger’s name were immediately available.