SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — A man was in custody Tuesday morning after leading police on a high-speed pursuit with a woman and child in his vehicle.
Officers first attempted to pull over a black Mustang for driving at a high rate of speed around midnight at Ventura Boulevard and Woodley Avenue in Encino, according to authorities.
A chase ensued with speeds as high as 120 mph, including on surface streets in residential areas, CHP Officer Florentino Olivera said.
The suspect drove 55 miles for about 45 minutes before the pursuit ended in Santa Ana.
“He eventually got back on the 55 northbound and then took the 22 westbound where he ran out of gas,” Officer Olivera said.
The driver was arrested on several charges including evading, resisting arrest and child endangerment. CHP says he may have been under the influence.
The woman, who told police she asked the suspect to let her out, and child, who was not in a car-seat, were not injured.
It was unclear if the woman was involved in the incident.