Driver in Custody After Pursuit Ends in Sherman Oaks

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CHP officers took a driver into custody on Friday morning after the vehicle stopped multiple times and pulled away from authorities during a pursuit that stretched from Orange County to the San Fernando Valley.


(Credit: KTLA Sky5)

The pursuit began around 4:00 a.m. in Orange County, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers initially tried to pull the driver over for driving at high speeds, CHP Supervisor Bill Benard said.

The truck at one point was going over 100 mph, according to Benard.

The driver appeared to pull over multiple times on surface streets — including at a gas station — only to speed up again as police pulled up behind the truck, video from Sky5 showed.

The driver continued even after police employed a spike strip to flatten the vehicle’s tires.

Eventually, the pursuit made its way to the 405 Freeway in Sherman Oaks, where CHP officers utilized a PIT maneuver to stop the vehicle.

Once the vehicle was completely stopped, video showed CHP officers handcuffing the driver on the freeway.

The pursuit lasted over an hour, officials said.

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