Chaotic chase ends with driver in custody

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Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect address for where the chase ended. The driver was taken into custody on Mollison Avenue and the error has been fixed.

SAN DIEGO — A driver hit at least one vehicle while leading police on a high-speed chase in East County Wednesday morning.

SkyFOX was overhead as officers pursued a white Ford Explorer from state Route 52 east to 125 south. The chase began around 7:30 a.m., when the SUV took off from the City Heights area as police investigated a call about a man with a gun, City News Service reports.

Helicopter video showed the driver swerving around cars, nearly hitting some, before getting on Interstate 8 and exiting at El Cajon Boulevard. The chase continued on city streets with the Explorer speeding through intersections and driving toward oncoming traffic at times.

The pursuit came to an end around 8:20 a.m. at an Arco at 593 N Mollison Ave., where the driver hit a parked car. The suspect could be seen getting out of the SUV with their hands up as officers surrounded the vehicle. The Explorer had yellow paint and a damaged side mirror on the passenger side.

FOX 5 is working to learn more about why officers were chasing the driver and if anyone was hurt.

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