Drug Suspect Leads Authorities On Pursuit Along 5 Freeway
CASTAIC (CBS) — What started as a simple attempt to stop a vechile resulted in a high speed chase with the driver tossing suspected bags of drugs out of his car on the northbound 5 Freeway Tuesday.
The pursuit began around 10:45 a.m. when the driver failed to yield to California Highway Patrol officers in Newhall.
Authorities say the suspect threw several bags of a substance believed to be methamphetamine from the car during the chase .
The pursuit ended just before noon on the 5 Freeway, south of Bakersfield, when the driver pulled over and gave himself up.
The northbound 5 Freeway was closed near Castaic as CHP officers searched for additional evidence.