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San Diego Police officers arrest two drivers on the run

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This is a video screen image of the chase suspect arrested the morning of Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The pursuit ended in Kearny Mesa, after a chase down I-15. This is a video screen image of the chase suspect arrested the morning of Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The pursuit ended in Kearny Mesa, after a chase down I-15.
This is a video screen image of a suspect arrest, after a high-speed chase around the Little Italy area the night of Tuesday, January 8, 2013. This is a video screen image of a suspect arrest, after a high-speed chase around the Little Italy area the night of Tuesday, January 8, 2013.

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - From downtown to the North County, a pair of high speed pursuits kept police busy overnight and in each case the driver, on the run, was eventually arrested.

One of those pursuits started around 2:00 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 15 in Rancho Bernardo. Police say a driver, in a possibly stolen Honda, failed to pull over and instead tried to evade authorities at speeds reaching up to 100 miles per hour.

The chase came down I-15 to SR-163 and ended in Kearny Mesa, where the suspect gave up without a fight.

Police say this isn't his first run in with the law and he is now facing many new charges.

No injuries were reported in this chase.

Meanwhile, another suspected car thief is in jail Wednesday morning following a wild and dangerous high speed chase through city streets near downtown.

The chase began around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when a San Diego police traffic unit attempted to pull over a newer black Mercedes-Benz that had been reported stolen. The suspect failed to stop and led cops throughout the downtown area driving the wrong way, and without headlights.

"The officers on pursuit around the Little Italy area for about seven minutes and he was driving very dangerously and very erratically," explained SDPD Lt. David Rohowits. "He drove the wrong way in a couple of wrong way streets. At one point we ceased the pursuit because it was too dangerous to continue the pursuit."

This suspect faces charges of felony evading and auto theft.

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