Pursuit Of DUI Suspect Ends In Serious Crash

PASADENA (CBS) — A police pursuit of a suspected DUI driver that began in Pasadena ended in a serious crash in Covina Monday night.

The suspect led police through several communities during the chase, which began just before 11 p.m. in Pasadena and continued for about an hour.

The chase ended when the suspect side-swiped a vehicle at a high rate of speed while failing to stop at a red light at Barranca Avenue and East Puente Street, about a half-mile north of the San Bernardino (10) Freeway in Covina, according to Covina police and the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Police took the suspect into custody.

The driver of the other vehicle was reported as unresponsive by police. The car had sustained heavy damage on the driver’s side.

At times during the chase, the suspect reached high speeds and drove the wrong way down a road.

The suspect had stopped briefly in West Covina before taking off again.

Police radio transmissions indicated that officers were considering using the PIT maneuver, but an attempt at one was never made during the chase.


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