LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A pursuit of a reckless driving suspect that began Thursday in the Echo Park area ended when a California Highway Patrol cruiser crashed into the vehicle, removing the driver from inside and taking him into custody.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the pursuit began at about 9:10 p.m. near Montana Street and Glendale Boulevard. The driver led authorities on multiple freeways and throughout residential streets near downtown Los Angeles.
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The pursuit appeared to come to an end at about 9:50 p.m. at the intersection of Division Street and San Fernando Road in Glassell Park when multiple LAPD cruisers stopped behind the vehicle at a red light turned around and drove away. LAPD said the commander had directed the units to terminate the pursuit.
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Shortly after, CHP officers picked up the pursuit and began chasing the vehicle and the 134 Freeway. The driver then exited at Figueroa Street and pulled into a gas station parking lot.
The driver was handcuffed and taken into custody.
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