Driver Who Led Authorities on Pursuit Through O.C. Taken Into Custody in San Clemente Area

A driver who led authorities on a pursuit through Orange County has surrendered after police hit the side of his vehicle several times in the San Clemente area.

 Authorities pursue a driver on the southbound 5 Freeway on March 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities pursue a driver on the southbound 5 Freeway on March 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

California Highway Patrol officials took over the pursuit in Anaheim after it apparently started in Montebello.

The driver led police on a chase on the southbound side of the highway for almost an hour before police used a PIT maneuver on the suspect in the San Clemente area.

The driver lost control briefly, but continued driving until going off the side of the road. He eventually got out of the vehicle, a black Nissan Altima, and surrendered about 11:30 p.m., aerial video from Sky5 showed.

It is unclear what he was wanted for.

CHP officers then looked into the vehicle to see if it was clear, while traffic was backed up in the area.

A pursuit suspect is taken into custody in San Clemente after leading authorities through Orange County. (Credit: KTLA)

A pursuit suspect is taken into custody in San Clemente after leading authorities through Orange County. (Credit: KTLA)