The driver of a vehicle involved in a lengthy pursuit was arrested after leading California Highway Patrol on a chase across Los Angeles and Orange counties on Thursday.
The pursuit began just after 10 p.m. in the area of Placentia Avenue in Fullerton after officers attempted to pull the vehicle over for a traffic violation, according to Lt. Mike Chlebowski with the Fullerton Police Department.
Sky5 was overhead as the vehicle sped down the southbound 605 Freeway with CHP trailing. The two-door car soon exited the freeway and was seen blowing red lights and traveling an estimated 80 mph along surface streets.
The vehicle kept heading north on surface streets at high speeds until it made its way to Long Beach and eventually Compton.
Authorities backed off the car once it reached Los Angeles County and the vehicle slowed its pace, though it continued to evade officials.
The car was involved in a collision at the intersection of Compton Boulevard and Acacia Avenue but kept driving.
The vehicle sustained damage and shortly after the crash officials were able to close in on the driver near the intersection of Compton Boulevard and Nestor Avenue. The man was seen being taken into custody by CHP officers.
KTLA’s Nidia Becerra contributed to this report.