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Stolen semi-truck leads CHP on high speed chase

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - On Friday, a 42-year-old suspected of stealing a big rig and leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase on southbound Interstate 15 from Temecula in Riverside County into San Diego County was jailed. 

The chase began in Riverside County about 8 p.m. and ended around an hour later on West Bernardo Drive after CHP officers fired bean bags at the truck driver's window when he refused to surrender. The driver's name was not immediately available from the CHP.

The driver was suspected of driving under the influence and refusing to yield to authorities, according to CHP Officer Mary Bailey. The driver swerved all over the freeway during the chase, she said.

CHP officers laid down spike strips at Gopher Canyon Road, according to Bailey. Strips were also set up at El Norte Parkway but the driver didn't hit those, she added.

The northbound Interstate 15 off-ramp at West Bernardo/Pomerado Road was closed until 10 p.m. for the CHP investigation, according to Bailey. The truck was later towed away, she said.

Some of the footage in this video story was shot using a GoPro camera.


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