Police Chase Stolen Minivan Suspect Through Orange County

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police pursued a suspect in a stolen minivan on the southbound 5 Freeway through Orange County Wednesday night.

The high-speed chase went more than an hour and hit various freeways including the 5, 10, 210, 57 and then back on the 5.

Police said the chase started around Fontana a little after 9 p.m. when police compared the plates of the minivan reportedly stolen recently from a mall parking lot.

Aaron Fitzgerald, reporting overhead in Sky9, said the driver had a  passenger. He also reported the minivan was clocked at more than 80 mph.

The passenger, a woman, ended up bailing on foot. Her relation to the driver was unknown.

The minivan’s tires were partially blown out by a spike strip. The suspect continued to drive, albeit as slow as 20 mph, on rims that were often shown shooting off sparks.

The driver was taken into custody.

Earlier Wednesday a chase suspect, in a white Infiniti,  led police on a nearly one-hour chase through the San Fernando Valley.

After his capture, police identified the man only as a wanted parolee.


One Comment

  1. riley says:

    i saw this happen while coming home from school on the 10 freeway! i saw 3 helocopters 2 police and 1 news and about 10 cop cars chasing him ! it was an awesome way to end finals week! yay

  2. Ed Peraza says:

    how can i watch this

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