SAN DIEGO - San Diego police chased a woman who was driving an SUV without license plates from the Mid-City area to La Mesa, authorities said.
Officers attempted to pull the driver, identified as 57-year-old Diane Daniels, over near 54th Street and El Cajon Boulevard due to the missing plates, but she drove off, police said. The woman driving a black Cadillac Escalade told a police dispatcher that she was going to the La Mesa Police Department station in fear that patrol officers would use their dog to attack her.
Several patrol cars blocked in her vehicle at Baltimore and University avenues around 11:25 a.m.
The personnel broke out windows on the woman's SUV, then pulled her out and handcuffed her.
“The driver was refusing to exit the vehicle. We don’t know exactly what’s going on. The decision was made to break it open to get the driver out of the vehicle," said Lt. Jud Campbell with SDPD.
Daniels was taken into custody. She's facing charges of evading police, reckless driving and driving without a valid license.
La Mesa resident Steve Laxner watched as the chase came to an end in front of his house.
“I’ve lived here a long time -- never seen cops pull guns on somebody. Pretty crazy -- ending right in front of my driveway," said Laxner.