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Update: Suspected Drunk Leads 100 mph Police Chase

Freddie Clifford Rudy, 35, of Murrieta, was spotted weaving through traffic in Temecula.


A man allegedly led police on a 100 mph chase through Temecula which ended in a burst of flames.

Freddie Clifford Rudy, 35, of Murrieta, was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of driving drunk and evading police, according to CHP officer Nathan Baer.

To read the initial report of the incident, .

Temecula sheriff's deputies spotted Rudy at 1:25 a.m. weaving as he drove his 2006 black Honda Accord north on Jefferson Avenue just north of Overland Drive, according to Baer.

They tried to stop the car, and it yielded for a moment, but then sped up and took off north on Jefferson.

The driver sped east on Winchester Road, got on Interstate 15 heading north and raced onto Interstate 215 hitting speeds faster than 100 mph, according to Baer.

The driver tried to get off at Murrieta Hot Springs Road, but lost control of his car, slammed into a traffic signal, shearing it from its base, plowed through the intersection and hit a tree.

The car burst into flames, and the two deputies chasing Rudy pulled him out of the car and put out the fire, Baer said.

Paul Jacobs March 13, 2012 at 06:31 AM
Putting the bottle to the throttle.
TVOR March 13, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Glad this knucklehead didn't kill anyone.
Brenda March 13, 2012 at 04:38 PM
I 2nd that Paul and Tvor. The idiot.
JJ Mclure March 13, 2012 at 07:26 PM
yep
Your Neighbor March 13, 2012 at 08:42 PM
The driver was probably leaving the Stop Quick Mini Market! BAN all the liquor stores!
Popeye March 13, 2012 at 10:02 PM
Stupid Tea Bagger
JJ Mclure March 14, 2012 at 02:08 PM
popeye wants drunk drivers on the road
Diane Johnson March 14, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Popeye is smart enough to know its not the drink, its the driver. Take responsibility!
Your Neighbor March 14, 2012 at 05:50 PM
popeye's been smokin' some weird stuff in his pipe.
Becca March 20, 2012 at 09:23 PM
I agree diane! I am a patron of the bar on weekends. Yes I do drink but not enough to impair my driving. You can have fun but know your limits.

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