DIAMOND BAR (CBSLA) — A female driver was taken into custody Tuesday night after an hours-long standoff following a wild and dangerous pursuit of a driver wanted on suspicion of hit-and-run came to a stop in Diamond Bar.
A child, who was in the car during the entire ordeal, came out of the vehicle first after deputies with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deployed a tear gas canister into the car.
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According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the pursuit started at about 3:30 p.m. after the driver was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run collision with a sheriff’s sergeant in front of the LASD Walnut-Diamond Bar Station.
During the pursuit, the driver struck a number of vehicles and deputies attempted at least one PIT maneuver.
After the pursuit came to a end in Diamond Bar when the car became disabled, deputies used bean bag rounds in an attempt to get a clear look into the vehicle, but were unable to break through the tint on the windows.
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SWAT was brought out to the scene and two armored vehicles boxed in the car as deputies continued their attempts to get the driver to surrender.