Driver in Custody After High-Speed Pursuit Ends in Carson

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A driver who led police on a high-speed pursuit in the South Los Angeles area was in custody Friday afternoon after apparently running onto the campus of a middle school in an effort to evade officers.


A speeding driver was weaving in and out of traffic in the South LA area on Jan. 17, 2014, followed by LAPD. It narrowly missed a semi truck. (Credit: KTLA)

The vehicle, a black sedan, was seen traveling at a high rate of speed with Los Angeles Police Department officers in tow.

The vehicle, which appeared to be a black Dodge Charger, weaved in and out of traffic, aerial video from Sky5 showed, side-swiping one car and narrowly missing several others in intersections in Compton.

At one point, the car entered the westbound 91 Freeway and sped by multiple cars, traveling on the right shoulder.

At about 3:30 p.m., the driver stopped the smoking car after colliding head-on with another vehicle, and then ran from the scene. Officers took him into custody within moments.

The pursuit ended at Helmick Street and Amantha Avenue in Carson (map), near two LAUSD campuses. The driver appeared to have run onto the campus of Curtiss Middle School.

After taking the suspect into custody, officers remained at the scene where a red Dodge coupe had been swiped by the driver, near Compton Avenue and 117th Street.


A driver was in custody after a high-speed pursuit on surface streets that ended in Carson on Jan. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)


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