LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A driver led police on a lengthy pursuit Saturday night.
According to reports, the driver was wanted for reckless driving. There were also reports that the person threw a flare at an off-duty sheriff’s deputy. No further information was provided about that incident.READ MORE: Pelicans Top Clippers Again, 123-104; Valanciunas Scores Career-High 39,
The chase started in the Chino area at around 8:15 p.m. before making its way through Pasadena, Burbank, Studio City, Van Nuys, Thousand Oaks and other communities.
The driver was mostly staying in one lane and maintaining freeway speeds.READ MORE: Chanukah Celebrations Stress Message Of "Light Over Darkness" In Trying Times
After about an hour, the suspect came to a halt in Westlake Village when the vehicle appeared to have hit spike strips that were deployed by officers, which caused the vehicle to lose a tire.
The driver had barricaded themself inside the vehicle, leading to a standoff on the 101 Freeway, and causing all Northbound lanes to close down.MORE NEWS: Authorities Investigating Fatal North Hollywood Shooting On Monday Evening
The driver has not yet been identified by police.