DRIVER HITS PARKED CAR, FLEES FROM DEPUTIES

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May 29, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – After spotting a Saturn car driving erratically near 257 East Bradley Avenue in unincorporated El Cajon at 12:08 a.m., three deputies from the Santee Sheriff’s Patrol Station attempted to stop the vehicle.  The driver accelerated, leading deputies on a two-minute pursuit.  The Saturn then struck a parked car in the driveway of a home at 988 Flint Street, pushing it into the garage.

The driver fled the scene. A perimeter was set up and the area was searched by ASTREA helicopter and a K-9 crew, however the suspect was not found, said Sergeant M. Marcq with the Santee Sheriff’s station.

After contacting the registered owner of the Saturn, deputies learned that the vehicle had been borrowed by a family member a short time before the pursuit.  Deputies obtained the identity of the suspect.

The amount of damage to the garage and vehicles at the residence is unknown. There were no injuries or damage to patrol vehicles.  El Cajon Police conducted the investigation.