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Suspect Taken Into Custody After Pursuit, Confrontation With Deputies

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POINT MUGU (CBSLA.com) — A suspected drunken driver was taken into custody Tuesday after a potentially dangerous confrontation with deputies following a pursuit in Ventura County.

The chase began before 1:30 p.m. in Malibu after a patrol unit reported a suspect driving recklessly along the Pacific Coast Highway.

Officials pursued the suspect, who was driving between 40 and 50 mph, along the westbound PCH until he came to a stop just before 2 p.m. in Point Mugu after driving over a spike strip.

The suspect got out of the car and began to taunt deputies by dancing and walking towards them.

Authorities used non-lethal weapons against the suspect, but he continued to walk towards them until one officer was able to grab him from behind.

The suspect put up a fight and was eventually held down by seven officers before being taken into custody.

Authorities said the suspect swerved onto the wrong side of the road at several points throughout the pursuit.

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