Pickup Driver Leads CHP On 2-County Chase

ENCINO (CBSLA.com) — A pursuit suspect led authorities on a chase Friday that spanned city streets and freeways in two counties.

The pursuit began in Westminster around 4 a.m. after the California Highway Patrol spotted the dark-colored pickup truck traveling at a high rate of speed on the San Diego Freeway.

The unidentified driver the of vehicle, who was wanted for traffic violations, suspicion of DUI and speeding offenses, led authorities on a chase on the I-405  up to Los Angeles County and onto the Ventura (101) Freeway in the San Fernando Valley.

The suspect, whose vehicle was registered out of San Diego, later exited the freeway in Encino and led the CHP on a slow speed chase through city streets.

At some point during the chase, the truck’s tires became deflated, which caused the suspect to lose control of the vehicle several times.

Authorities preformed a PIT maneuver at 5:09 a.m. as the suspect was on the eastbound 101 Freeway, near the Van Nuys Boulevard exit.

Deputies swarmed the truck at 5:15 a.m., removing the suspect and arresting him.

All lane of the 405 Freeway were reopened by 6 a.m.

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