CHP Chases Reckless Driving Suspect With Wild Unexpected Ending

GLENDALE (CBSLA.com)  – The CHP on Wednesday pursued  a reckless driving suspect.

The car was believed to be involved in an earlier accident in which a car was shoved off a freeway.

Two people were in the vehicle, a Toyota Camry, according to Sky 9’s Stu Mundel.

The suspect drove erratically and at excessive speeds. On freeways he exceeded 100 mph.

The chase started in the San Gebriel Valley and ended in East LA.

The driver also turned off the vehicle’s lights at various points in the chase.

According to the CHP, the suspect was involved in an accident on the Angeles Crest Highway. They said the chase began because the car left before the investigation in that accident could be completed.

The suspect also drove on the wrong side of the road, drove at speeds exceeding 70 mph on surface streets and almost hit two vehicles. At one point he also came close to hitting two pedestrians in a cross walk.

WATCH FULL CHASE: Chase and crash aftermath, suspect in custody

The car came to a stop and the passenger fled. The driver continued on, ran red lights and again drove on the wrong side of the street to evade capture.

While making a hairpin turn at a high speed, the vehicle slammed into a Tahoe at Olympic and Server. The suspect’s car lifted the Tahoe off the ground and flipped it on its side.

At that point, the driver fled the vehicle. He got to run several blocks before police tracked him down.

KCAL9’s Erica Mandy reported from the crash site and spoke to residents who saw the suspect try to get over their gates before police took him into custody.

The owners of the flipped Tahoe told Mandy that they are shocked by the entire ordeal and, of course, not very happy.

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