Car Chase Ends With 1 CHP Officer Hospitalized, 1 Arrested

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A pursuit Thursday morning beginning in Downey and ending in East Los Angeles resulted in the hospitalization of a CHP officer and the arrest of the driver, according to officials.


A pursuit March 27, 2014 resulted in one CHP officer hospitalized and one man arrested. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

Around 1 a.m. the Downey Police Department requested assistance from the California Highway Patrol after a call about a residential burglary ended in a pursuit, CHP Lt. Paul Medeiros said.

CHP pursued the Ford Econoline van on the 605 Freeway, 5 Freeway and side streets for about an hour, Medeiros said.

A crash occurred on Paramount Boulevard, nearing Slauson Avenue in Pico Rivera (map), when a CHP officer swerved to avoid hitting a third party not connected with the chase, Medeiros said.

The CHP vehicle struck the center medium, hit a building and knocked over a fire hydrant, Medeiros said. The officer was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

And van rammed a CHP patrol car at the intersection of Telegraph Road at Frasier Avenue in East Los Angeles (map), damaging the CHP car.

The pursuit ended around 1:40 a.m. near 58th Street and Compton Avenue in East Los Angeles (map), CHP stated.

Three men in the van were detained and taken into custody, Medeiros said.

Fernando Frenes of Montebello, 46, was arrested and booked on felony pursuit and assault with a deadly weapon, a CHP News Release stated.