Calif. officers fatally shoot suspect following chase

City News Service 

SOLANA BEACH- Sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers fatally shot a suspected drunken driver early today when he allegedly tried to run them down at the end of a 45-minute chase through the North County.

The chase began about 1:30 a.m., when the motorist refused to yield to the CHP on state Route 78, near Jefferson Street in Oceanside, sheriff's Lt. Dennis Brugos said.

The driver fled to the north on Interstate 5 and east on state Route 76 before heading south on streets and Interstate 5, Brugos said.

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