Police chase ends on freeway in East County, blocks traffic on I-8


SAN DIEGO — Police chased a driver into East County from San Diego Friday evening, shutting down part of Interstate 8 when the driver pulled over and gave up.

The pursuit began just after 5:30 p.m. on westbound state Route 94 near Euclid Avenue when a man refused to stop for San Diego police officers who tried to pull him over for a potential window tinting violation, authorities said. California Highway Patrol joined police in the pursuit and could be seen trailing the gray Ford F-150 as it headed east toward El Cajon on I-8 shortly before 6 p.m.

The driver, who hasn’t been publicly identified, came to a stop near the I-8 interchange with state Route 67 a short time later, pulling into a median between the freeway and an exit ramp.

The man stuck his arms out the window, eventually tossing down his keys, getting out and backing toward officers with his hands on his head. He then dropped to his knees and surrendered without incident.

Several CHP vehicles blocked all eastbound traffic in the area as officers took the man into custody, then started searching his truck with guns drawn.

No one else appeared to be inside and an officer moved the vehicle out of the way a short time later. Traffic was soon allowed to pass through the area.

FOX 5’s Dillon Davis contributed to this report.

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