Suspected DUI Driver Arrested in East Los Angeles After Leading LAPD on Pursuit

Police took a suspected DUI driver into custody in East Los Angeles after a pursuit that began late Thursday in the North Hollywood area.

Officers take a woman into custody in East Los Angeles after a pursuit that started in the North Hollywood area. (Credit: KTLA)

Officers take a woman into custody in East Los Angeles after a pursuit that started in the North Hollywood area on Feb. 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A call about the woman’s vehicle, a dark SUV, came in around 10:22 p.m., Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department said. The woman was suspected of driving under the influence.

Officers started the pursuit near Cahuenga Boulevard and the 101 Freeway, Im said.

The motorist led authorities on a chase through the 101 Freeway and downtown Los Angeles, aerial video from Sky5 showed. She hit another vehicle around 10:48 p.m. after getting on the 10 Freeway and exiting in East L.A. but continued driving.

The pursuit ended around 11 p.m. near Bonnie Beach Place and Michigan Avenue when officers surrounded the SUV. She attempted to ram into the officers’ vehicles before she was led out of her car and was apprehended.

No further details were immediately available.