LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — Two people were in custody Monday night after a pursuit of a suspected stolen U-Haul truck ended in Long Beach.
The pursuit began in the Buena Park area at about 8:30 p.m. with California Highway Patrol officers giving chase on both freeways and surface streets in the Westminster, Fountain Valley, Santa Ana and Long Beach areas.READ MORE: California To Give 40% Of Vaccine Doses To Vulnerable Areas
The driver then put what appeared to be a sun visor over the windshield before driving erratically and in circles at very slow speeds.READ MORE: Driver Slams Into Homeless Encampment In Brentwood
The front tires were almost completely gone after police deployed a spike strip. At one point, the driver slammed into a parked car, reversed and then continued driving away from police.
The pursuit finally ended at Scherer Park in Long Beach when the driver jumped a curb, drove onto the sidewalk and across a grassy area before the truck finally gave out.MORE NEWS: Mid-City Man Tries To Evict Tenant, Finds He's Been Accused Of Stealing Nearly $2K From Georgia Charity
Officers surrounded the vehicle and took two people into custody.