Police: Driver hits 6 cars, ditches injured passengers in chase

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SAN DIEGO -- A driver crashed into six cars while trying to escape police, then got out and ran in the Mountain View area Thursday.

The chase started on Imperial Avenue near 40th Street shortly before 3 a.m.

Officers originally tried to stop the driver for an expired registration, San Diego Police Officer Tony Martinez said. The car sped off, crashing into multiple vehicles near the intersection of Ocean View Boulevard and South 36th Street a few minutes later

The driver got out and ran off. Officers tracked down a person matching the driver's description in the area, but no one was able to identify him as the driver, officers said. The man did have an active probation warrant, so he was arrested on those grounds.

Two passengers from the car were taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, Martinez said.

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