Driver rams deputy patrol car during chase in El Cajon

SANTEE, Calif. - An allegedly intoxicated motorist was arrested after leading sheriff's deputies on a chase from Santee to El Cajon, where he crashed the truck he was driving.

Deputies attempted to pull over the man driving a pickup truck on Mission Gorge Road for a traffic violation at about 10:05 p.m. Wednesday, San Diego County Sheriff's Sgt. Aaron Montan said.

The man fled and entered a nearby mobile home park, where he was cornered by deputies, Montan said.

The driver then rammed a patrol vehicle before continuing westbound on Mission Gorge Road, driving the wrong way in eastbound lanes for a brief time, Montan said.

The driver entered southbound state Route 125 before exiting on Grossmont College Drive and crashing into a fence in an El Cajon neighborhood, Montan said.

Deputies cornered the suspect at a cul-de-sac and deployed a sheriff's K9 unit, Montan said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was arrested on suspicion of DUI, assault with a deadly weapon and felony evading, Montan said.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.