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Police Nab Erratic Driving Suspect In Redlands When He Runs Out Of Gas

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MONTCLAIR (CBSLA.com) — A suspect wanted for driving erratically — and possibly under the influence — led police on a wild chase Wednesday evening.

The chase started about 6 p.m. in San Dimas. The pursuit came to an end about an hour later in Redlands on the eastbound 10 Freeway.

The suspect reportedly ran out of gas forcing the end of the chase.

The driver had several near misses with other vehicles and pedestrians.  At one point, near Rialto High, the driver played “chicken” with some downed railroad crossing gates and ran through them. Deputies told CBS2/KCAL9’s Brittney Hopper that the driver missed being hit by a train by about 300 yards.

After driving on the 210 Freeway, the driver got off freeway and then mostly stayed on surface streets. He drove erratically often blowing through stop signs.

He drove aimlessly through Ontario, Montclair, Fontana, Loma Linda and Bloomington at high speeds. The suspect then got back on the 10 Freeway.

The pursuit ended without incident. The suspect was put in handcuffs and led away.

After the chase ended, deputies searched the vehicle and told Hopper it was full of alcohol.

The Chevy Suburban is registered to a Montclair man.

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