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CHP officer hurt by fleeing driver on I-15 in Scripps Ranch

Publish Date: 2021/11/16

SAN DIEGO, CA — A CHP officer was hospitalized early Monday after being pulled down the roadway by a driver on Interstate 15 in San Diego’s Scripps Ranch area, according to KUSI.

California Highway Patrol said the incident occurred on the northbound interstate at Miramar Way shortly after 4:30 a.m.

According to authorities, the officer was approaching a driver who had been involved in a collision when the suspect began to drive off. As the driver began to flee, the officer reached his arm into the car in an attempt to turn off the engine. The officer was dragged down the interstate for a few moments before he was able to break free.

Responding crews transported the officer to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, a 37-year-old Valley Center resident, fled the scene but was later arrested and booked into the county jail. He faces charges of “assault, forcibly resisting a peace officer, and hit-and-run causing injury.”


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