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Man armed with a shotgun runs from police in North County

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ENCINITAS (CBS 8) - A high speed chase, involving a driver high on meth, ends peacefully in Encinitas early Wednesday morning.

Close to 2:00 a.m., police received a call from a man who said his friend was in a car in front of his home armed with a shotgun. The man continued to say he had been with the suspect earlier in the day, adding that the suspect had been taking methamphetamines and eventually passed out in his car.

Police managed to locate the suspect and that's when the high speed chase started near downtown Carlsbad and continued to Encinitas, where it ended at Encinitas Boulevard near the train tracks.

"The suspect drove his vehicle up on the tracks where it was disabled. He tried to run, but was later apprehended by Carlsbad police and sheriff's department," said Sgt. Jeff Chapman with Carlsbad Police.

The suspect reached speeds up to 100 miles per hour and the chase lasted about 10 minutes, ending when authorities used spike strips to stop the suspect. A police officer also drove over the strips, but was reportedly fine.

No other injuries were reported during this chase.

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