A man suspected of DUI who led authorities on a pursuit through the San Fernando Valley Tuesday morning was eventually taken into custody by authorities near Bakersfield.
Sky5 arrived over the pursuit as the driver was headed eastbound on the 118 Freeway near the 405 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley about 4:40 a.m.
Aerial video from Sky5 showed the driver was initially evading Los Angeles Police Department officers with his headlights turned off. The lights were only turned on when the driver entered a dark portion of the 118 Freeway.
The driver ended up transitioning to the northbound 405 Freeway and then to the northbound 5 Freeway.
California Highway Patrol officers took over the pursuit through the Valencia area just before 5 a.m.
Sky5 was unable to maintain a video signal and ended its following of the pursuit as the driver headed to the Grapevine through the Gorman area.
The Los Angeles CHP ended their pursuit of the driver a short time later.
Eventually, the driver, identified only as a man, was taken into custody by Bakersfield CHP officers off of the northbound 5 Freeway just south of Highway 43, a dispatcher said.
KTLA’s Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.