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Pursuit Ends with PIT Maneuver in Thousand Oaks

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KTLA) — A 40-minute high speed pursuit came to an end with a pit maneuver by the CHP in Thousand Oaks on Friday.

The chase began at 8:11 a.m. in Tarzana. Authorities were still waiting for a report from the field on why the pursuit began.

The suspect, driving a gray Mitsubishi convertible, sped along the 101 Freeway and then the 23 before exiting onto city streets in Thousand Oaks.

He blew through intersections and drove on the wrong side of the road, narrowly avoiding a car stopped at an intersection.

At one point, a school bus was forced to stop as the suspect vehicle headed almost directly at it.

One pit maneuver attempt by the CHP failed when the officers’ cruiser missed and spun out of control to a halt.

Eventually, a successful pit maneuver brought the pursuit to an end near Moorpark Road and Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

The suspect got out of the car, laid down on the ground and was taken into custody without incident.