Suspect escapes sheriff’s deputies after pursuit from Temecula to Aguanga

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TEMECULA - An unidentified suspect on Tuesday led sheriff's deputies on a pursuit from Temecula into unincorporated Aguanga, then tried to ram the deputies with his car — triggering them to fire their weapons — before managing to escape on foot, the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said. It all began a little before 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, when patrolling deputies were alerted to a call about a stolen trailer in Temecula, according to sheriff's spokesperson Megan McDonald. The deputies found the vehicle of a suspect near the intersection of Rancho California and Margarita roads and tried to get the driver to pull over. The driver did not stop and instead fled from officers, triggering a lengthy chase and ultimately ending up near a rural in Aguanga some 30 miles to the east.
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