LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An SUV carrying three people — including two children — lead California Highway Patrol officers on a long pursuit which began in San Bernardino and traversed several cities before coming to an end in Wilmington Wednesday morning.
Sometime before 10:50 a.m., CHP officers in San Bernardino tried to pull over an SUV with expired tags. The driver refused to stop and a chase ensued.
The suspect trekked west, sometimes hitting speeds of up to 110 miles per hour.
He made his way onto the southbound 605 Freeway, traveling through El Monte, West Covina, Whittier and Cerritos. He then jumped onto the 405, 110 and 91 freeways before exiting in Compton, traversing surface streets into Long Beach and eventually jumping onto the new Gerald Desmond Bridge.
After circling back through Compton, just before noon, the suspect came to a stop on North Wilmington Boulevard in Wilmington, where a couple pedestrians appeared to help the children out of the SUV, one of whom was in a car seat.
“H came to this location to drop his children off, he dropped the children off safely with the grandmother,” said CHP Officer Simeon Yarbrough. “They were both uninjured and then he got out of the vehicle and proceeded to run.”
The suspect was captured a few minutes later.
Details about the exact circumstances which prompted the pursuit or the relationship of the man to the children were not immediately confirmed. There was no word of any injuries.