Driver of stolen car leads San Diego police to Mount Helix area before being arrested – The San Diego Union-Tribune

A driver in a stolen car led San Diego police on a pursuit from Grantville to Mount Helix on Sunday afternoon, hitting a police car at one point, before he was arrested, police said.

The owner of the Kia Stinger called police shortly after 3:30 p.m. to report that his car was stolen from where he parked it on Mission Gorge Place. The owner said he had left he remote on the vehicle and someone jumped into the car and drove off, said police Officer John Buttle.

Officers spotted the vehicle and began to chase it. At one point, the man drove across the Severin Drive bridge and headed east up Fuerte Drive, a two-lane road. During the chase, the driver pulled off Fuerte onto some more narrow roads, with police and a police helicopter tracking him.

The pursuit stopped and started several times before the man finally pulled over on Fuerte near Russell Road. At one point, the car spun out and he ran into a police car. The officer in the car that was hit was not injured, Buttle said.

“He wouldn’t come out,” Buttle said, so officers sent a police dog to help them make the arrest.

The driver was arrested and taken to a hospital to be checked out for dog bites, Buttle said.

No other information was immediately available.

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