By CBSLA Staff

SYLMAR (CBSLA) — Police arrested two suspects who ditched their vehicle on the side of the road following a high-speed pursuit along the I-5 freeway.

Police began to pursue the black SUV after suspecting the driver was intoxicated. The driver led police on a high-speed chase consistently reaching speeds more than 100 mph while going northbound on the I-5 freeway.

The driver and passenger then stopped and abandoned the vehicle on the side of the freeway before fleeing from police on foot. They later climbed up an embankment onto Foothill Boulevard and Balboa Boulevard in Sylmar.

At about 10:55 p.m., law enforcement found and detained the suspects after searching through the brush and wildlife near Sylmar.