Authorities pursue SUV driver in South L.A. area

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California Highway Patrol officers were in pursuit of an SUV driver in the South Los Angeles area Tuesday evening.

The driver was wanted for speeding, and authorities began chasing him or her shortly after 5 p.m. in the East L.A. area, according to CHP Officer Tony Polizzi.

The pursuit suspect was driving at slow speeds on surface streets from the Southeast L.A. area, into downtown and eventually South L.A., aerial video from Sky5 showed.

The driver was slowed further by traffic.

At one point, ground units stopped pursuing the vehicle, but a California Highway Patrol helicopter appeared to still be tracking it.

Officers were eventually advised to let the driver go, Polizzi said.

Soon after, Sky5 also left the area.

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