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CHP Pursues Driver on PCH From Ventura Co. to Malibu and Back

Authorities pursued the driver of a white SUV wanted for speeding along the Pacific Coast Highway from Ventura County to Pacific Palisades and back again on Monday evening.

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A driver who led authorities on a 70-minute pursuit along PCH is taken into custody in Ventura County on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. (Credit: KTLA)

The driver was taken into custody just before 6:45 p.m.

The vehicle drove east toward Santa Monica on the PCH with California Highway Patrol officers in tow before the car made a U-turn in Pacific Palisades, aerial video showed.

The SUV then began heading back toward Malibu just after 6 p.m., picking up speed as the car headed through areas with less traffic.

The car appeared to have run several red lights, aerial video showed.

The SUV crossed back into Ventura County just before 6:30 p.m. and struck a spike strip laid down by officers a few minutes later.

On the highway, the driver stopped and walked toward officers, hands in the air. He was taken into custody just before 6:45 p.m.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department helicopter pursued the driver overhead, and at least three CHP patrol cars followed the driver on PCH.

The pursuit began at 5:32 p.m. at Las Posas Road in Ventura County, according to CHP Officer Tony Polizzi.

The driver was originally wanted for speeding, Polizzi said.

KTLA’s Jennifer Thang contributed to this report.

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