SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An auto theft suspect led deputies on a meandering 40-minute chase from Lakeside to Ramona in a stolen car Thursday before finally pulling over and surrendering.
A deputy spotted the stolen vehicle at Winter Gardens Boulevard and Lemon Crest Drive and tried to pull it over about 10 a.m., sheriff's Lt. Mike Munsey said.
The driver refused to yield and fled to the north, soon entering State Route 67 and speeding past the Foster area and through eastern Poway, according to Munsey.
Near Air Mail Lane, the stolen car ran over a spike strip that sheriff's personnel had laid across the roadway. Though the vehicle's tires were shredded and falling apart, the suspect continued trying to evade deputies chasing him in cruisers and aboard a patrol helicopter.
The pursuit crisscrossed various back-country roads before the fleeing man - by this time driving on the bare rims of the stolen car - finally pulled to a stop near the intersection of Pamo Road and Pile Street.
"He just decided he didn't want to play anymore," Munsey said.
At that point, the driver gave up without further incident. The man, whose name was not immediately available, was arrested on suspicion of auto theft and evading peace officers.
According to Scripps Ranch residents, for weeks they've been waking up to deep scrapes and scratches that someone keyed in their vehicles, and on Sunday an arrest was made in connection with the incidents.
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