November 28, 1999
SAN DIEGO - It began with a routine stop for an expired car tag. It ended three hours later after a terrifying 200-mile freeway chase through Southern California that was broadcast live on TV.
The unidentified motorist, who led police on at least four different freeways before finally confronting officers, was shot and killed by authorities Friday.
San Diego Police Lt. Glen Breitenstein said three highway patrol officers and three San Diego officers had fired shots. An autopsy was planned for Saturday.
The chase began about 6:45 a.m. in San Bernardino County when a sheriff's deputy tried to stop the man in Rancho Cucamonga for expired registration tags, said sheriff's spokesman Chip Patterson.
The man sped off in his white 1979 Datsun 280Z toward Interstate 10 and the deputy called highway patrol officers, which along with various police departments then chased the
In: Regional News
Tags: shooting, pursuit, CHP, san diego, death, 280zx, datsun 280zx
Location: San Diego, California, United States (load item map)
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