UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKING NEWS TEAM
8:17 a.m. February 25, 2008
SAN MARCOS A driver being pursued for a traffic violation Sunday night backed his pickup into a deputy's patrol car before speeding off again, authorities said.

He turned himself in later after deputies identified him from his vehicle registration and telephoned him, said sheriff's Lt. Mike Munsey.

The man was on parole, Munsey said.
A deputy saw the driver run a stop sign around 10 p.m. and tried to pull him over.

After a short pursuit, the man pulled into the driveway of a house on Indian Summer Place near Bennett Avenue, jumped out of the truck and ran into the backyard. The deputy got out of his patrol car and chased the man, but the man circled the house, got back into his truck and backed into the patrol car.

The deputy's car suffered minor damage.