Friday, March 20, 2009

Cash Traffic Jam

Too bad I wasn't on the 805 yesterday afternoon :)

Freeway Drivers Grab Money as Suspects Toss Thousands During Police Chase

SAN DIEGO - Thousands of dollars worth of hundred dollar bills brought rush hour to an abrupt halt on two San Diego freeways.

Drug suspects tossed the money from their car as they were chased by police. Other drivers say the money and stopped their cars on the freeway to dash into traffic trying to get some of the cash.

San Diego Police Officer Chuck Kaye said the pursuit started after police, "got a request from DEA to assist in a traffic stop around Texas and Highway 8."

The pursuit began about 5 p.m. Thursday. The fleeing driver soon exited southbound SR-15 at Ocean View Boulevard in Logan Heights and drove over various city streets before re-entering the freeway, this time heading north.

Officers chased the truck on the state route for several miles, then onto Interstate 805 through the city's central districts and into its north-coastal reaches.

In several spots -- including Serra Mesa in the area of Murray Ridge Road and Sorrento Valley near Mira Mesa Boulevard -- cash was hurled out of the truck, prompting passers-by to run onto the roadways to grab it, according to police.

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