By CBSLA Staff

TEMPLE CITY (CBSLA) – The California Highway Patrol is in a high-speed pursuit that started in East Los Angeles Saturday night.

The driver of the red Honda Accord was initially pulled over during a traffic stop and wanted for assault with a deadly weapon on a sheriff’s deputy. The driver then sped off. The driver was speeding along the shoulder of the 10 Freeway, opening doors while driving and clipping cars as it passed, police said.

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The driver was in Temple City heading eastbound on the 10 Freeway by 7:51 p.m.

“These high-speed pursuits are very dangerous,” said Daron Wyatt, a retired police sergeant. “We’re seeing pursuits like this almost daily lately.”

By 7:57 p.m. the driver was on the 605 Freeway going eastbound swerving through traffic at high rates of speed.

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“We have been seeing citizens getting more involved in these pursuits lately,” said Wyatt. “I haven’t seen that level of citizen involvement since the O.J. Simpson chase.”

By 8:15 p.m. the driver was in the Rancho Cucamonga area on the 215 Freeway.

At 8:31 p.m. the driver was heading southbound on the 215 Freeway in the Colton area in San Bernardino County.

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By 9 p.m. the pursuit had ended and the driver was in custody, officers said.