HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — A driver was taken into custody Thursday after leading police on a brief pursuit that ended in a crash in Hollywood.
End of a very short pursuit in Hollywood: a black BMW SUV was “cold plated” (license plates didn’t match the car). Only lasted a few seconds before the suspect crashed into several cars. Traffic is a mess as Franklin is closed from Highland to Orange @CBSLA @KNX1070 @LACoScanner pic.twitter.com/NP8lNoTktHREAD MORE: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Captured In Central California After Going On The Run
— Desmond Shaw (@RoadSageLA) April 2, 2021
According to police, the pursuit began at about 4:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Formosa Avenue after officers with the Los Angeles Police Department noticed the driver was stealing license plates off of other vehicles.READ MORE: Historic Flight Of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Postponed Several Days Due To Technical Issue
The driver then left the scene in a BMW SUV with alleged cold plates — license plates that do not match the vehicle. The driver then crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Franklin and Highland avenues.
No injuries were reported, though the crash prompted the closure of Franklin Avenue between Highland Avenue and North Orange Drive.
The driver was taken into custody, police said.MORE NEWS: 6-Year-Old Boy Wounded After Gunfire Erupts At Sun Valley Apartment Complex; Female Suspect Sought
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