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Police chase ends with pedestrian hurt, power outage

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Power was restored early Saturday to those whose service was knocked out when a suspected drunken driver being pursued by police struck a power box and a pedestrian, according to police and the utility.

A San Diego police officer tried to pull over a woman in a Toyota sedan as she drove south on 47th Street near Castana Street shortly after 7:30 p.m. Friday, San Diego police Officer David Stafford said.

The woman refused to pull over and the officer pursued for about five minutes until the car struck a 27-year-old woman in the 4800 block of Logan Avenue, then crashed into an electrical locker, Stafford said.

The pedestrian sustained an open fracture to her arm and was taken to a hospital, Stafford said.

The driver tried to run but was quickly caught and booked into the county jail for suspicion of felony failure to yield causing serious injury and felony driving under the influence, Stafford said.

The crash caused a temporary electrical outage to 107 SDG&E customers in the area that began at 7:37 p.m., according to a spokesman for the utility.

He said power was restored just after 3 a.m.

News 8's Richard Allyn files this video report from the scene with more.

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