LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities said Friday that a man has been sentenced to six years in state prison for leading police on a pursuit on the 710 Freeway last month.
The Los Angeles County D.A.’s Office announced that 25-year-old Lajuan Deshaun King pleaded no contest to a felony count of fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle causing serious bodily injury in the case.READ MORE: Día De Los Muertos Celebrations and Others Return To LA
The defendant also admitted that he was previously convicted of second-degree robbery in 2012.
Deputy D.A. Presciliano Duran said on May 7 police received a call about a suspected robbery at a restaurant in the 700 block of West Valley Boulevard in Alhambra.READ MORE: Sigma Nu Fraternity At USC Suspends Member At Center Of Sexual Assault Allegations
When authorities arrived at the location they spotted a white car leaving the scene and a police pursuit began, the Deputy D.A. said.
The driver of the white vehicle, later identified as King, entered the 710 Freeway and drove south to Long Beach.MORE NEWS: USC Places Sigma Nu Fraternity On Interim Suspension After Reports Of 'Possible Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assaults,' Students Protest In Support Of Victims
After exiting the freeway in Long Beach, King lost control of the car and crashed, the prosecutor said.