Two men were arrested Sunday after one of them allegedly threw a handgun into San Diego Bay during a chase, police said.
The chase began after San Diego police tried to stop a van with expired tags around 1:15 p.m. on Ocean View Boulevard near South 33rd Street on the border between Logan Heights and Stockton.
The driver led the officers on a chase through National City, southeast San Diego and into Coronado. On the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, an officer saw a passenger from the truck throw a handgun into the bay, police Lt. Arturo Swadner told OnScene TV.
The driver then returned to San Diego, where officers used spiked tape, which punctured three of the van’s tires, Swadner said.
The driver pulled over on Logan Avenue, near the Interstate 5 on-ramp to Barrio Logan, and he and his passenger turned themselves in, police officer David O’Brien said. The driver was arrested on suspicion of a hit-and-run and the passenger was arrested on a warrant for driving under the influence of alcohol.
A Port Police dive team would eventually search for the handgun, O’Brien said. No other information was immediately available.
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