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Motorist arrested after chase involving Border Patrol

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A motorist fleeing from a Border Patrol agent Monday plowed a car through a trolley crossing gate at a Nestor-area intersection, then jumped out and made a failed attempt to escape on foot, authorities reported.

The crash at Tocayo Avenue and Oro Vista Road occurred about 9:30 a.m., according to San Diego police. The pursuing federal officer took the unidentified suspect into custody moments later, SDPD public-affairs Officer Ed Zwibel said.

The arrestee, whose name was not immediately available, was taken to a hospital for evaluation of a shoulder injury he suffered during the foot chase, possibly by being hit by a passing vehicle.

The incident left the road crossing shut down along with a nearby offramp from southbound Interstate 5 through late morning.

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