SAN MARCOS–An alleged intoxicated driver was arrested after leading Sheriff’s deputies on a brief vehicle pursuit that ended in a crash in San Marcos.
On August 10, shortly before 5 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies attempted to contact a reported intoxicated driver parked in the parking lot in the 400 block of Autumn Drive.
The driver, Cristian Reinoso, a 24-year old San Marcos resident, failed to obey deputies’ instructions and backed up toward a deputy, striking his unoccupied patrol vehicle, twice. Reinoso fled the scene in his vehicle, striking a fence, a parked car, and failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Los Vallecitos Boulevard and Knoll Road. Reinoso’s vehicle collided with another vehicle causing major damage to both vehicles and caused Reinoso’s vehicle to roll over. He fled, on foot, into an apartment complex in the 200 block of Knoll Road, where he was apprehended by deputies.
Paramedics transported Reinoso to Palomar Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained from the collision. The other driver was also transported to Palomar Hospital for minor injuries. No deputies were injured during the incident.
Reinoso will be charged with assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon, and hit and run causing injury.