A stolen vehicle smashed into the garage of a San Diego home after leading police on a short chase early Tuesday morning in Linda Vista.
According to San Diego police, the chase began at about 3 a.m. when officers spotted a vehicle that had recently been reported stolen.
Officers attempted to pull over the vehicle, which instead sped away, reaching speeds of up to 90 miles per hour through Interstate 8 and State Route 163. The chase lasted a total of 13 minutes until the stolen vehicle pulled off the highway at Balboa Avenue.
Once on residential streets, the car then blew a tire and lost control, smashing into the garage of a nearby home, totally destroying the garage door and much of the contents inside.
Thankfully no one inside the home was in the garage at the time of the accident, and no injuries have been reported, aside from any injuries the driver may have sustained.
After the accident, the driver of the stolen vehicle fled the scene on foot. By 5 a.m. however, San Diego police reported making an arrest of a woman for intoxication in the nearby area, who may be connected to the accident, though her involvement is still being investigated.
If she is found to be the guilty driver in the accident, she will likely face a litany of criminal charges from operating a stolen vehicle under the influence of alcohol, attempting to flee from police, smashing into a garage, and running from the scene.
The woman is lucky that her wild ride did not end with a collision with another vehicle or object more resilient than a garage door. The high speeds and blown out tire could have easily ended with a fatal accident, both for the driver of the stolen vehicle and for other motorists who may have been in the area.
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