Reckless Driver Surrenders After Car, Foot Pursuit in South L.A.: Police

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A juvenile being pursued for reckless driving surrendered after a nearly 30-minute chase in South L.A. Wednesday morning, officials said.

A reckless driver led police on a pursuit in South L.A. on April 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

A reckless driver led police on a pursuit in South L.A. on April 29, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

Police spotted a reckless driver and began pursuing the white car near Avalon Boulevard and East 109th Street in South L.A.'s Green Meadows neighborhood (map), Los Angeles Police Department Officer Padilla said.

The driver was a juvenile, LAPD's Tony Im said. He could not confirm the driver's age or if he had a driver's license.

The chase began around 5:39 a.m., Im added.

The driver appeared to be speeding, blowing through stop signs and at times swerving into oncoming traffic, Sky5 aerial footage showed.

After making a sharp U-turn, the car began to slow down. After about a block, the driver parked the vehicle in the middle of a street near West 77th Street and South Hoover Street, in South L.A.'s Vermont Knolls neighborhood (map).

Video showed the juvenile then began to run away on foot, but surrendered once police approached him.

No further information was immediately available.

Editor's note: Although a picture of the driver was initially included in this story, it was removed after police identified the driver was a juvenile.



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