Hit-and-run suspect arrested when pursuit ends in South Bay

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CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Police Tuesday took a hit-and-run suspect into custody following a brief pursuit that ended in the South Bay.

The pursuit involving a red Ford Focus started around 4:30 p.m. on southbound Interstate 5 near Clairemont Drive in Mission Bay, according to California Highway Patrol. After leading officers on a short chase, the driver got a flat tire and came to a stop near E Street in Chula Vista, where police placed the male driver in handcuffs.

Police identified the male driver only as a 63-year-old man from Imperial Beach. Officers say he was taken to the hospital for evaluation.

No one was injured in the hit-and-run crash, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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