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SAN YSIDRO (CNS) - A motorist was in custody Monday on suspicion of crashing into a parked car, narrowly missing a pedestrian and speeding toward a San Diego police officer in San Ysidro.
The incident began about 3:15 a.m. Sunday when a trolley security officer alerted San Diego police that a man and a woman were fighting in the 700 block of San Ysidro Boulevard near the U.S.-Mexico border, said San Diego police Lt. Mike Hastings.
As a San Diego police officer walked into a parking lot at 729 East San Ysidro Boulevard, a vehicle sped out of a stall in reverse, narrowly missing a pedestrian, Hastings said, adding that the car then struck a parked car and the driver floored it in the officer's direction.
The officer fired a round into the vehicle's windshield, but neither the driver nor the passenger was shot, he said.
The driver then sped out of the parking lot, but officers stopped the vehicle about a block away, according to the lieutenant. The driver was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
The driver's name and gender were not immediately released.
The passenger sustained minor injuries to his face, but it was unclear whether the abrasions were from the earlier fight or from the windshield breaking, Hastings said. He said the passenger was treated and released.
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