Officers Detain Speeding Driver Following Pursuit in South Bay

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A speeding driver led officers on an erratic, 20-minute pursuit in the South Bay early Tuesday.

Officers began chasing a woman in a white Lexus at around 6:42 a.m. because she was driving 94 mph on the southbound 110 Freeway near Slauson Avenue, California Highway Patrol Officer Robert Gomez told KTLA.

The pursuit continued onto the 405 Freeway in the Carson and Wilmington area, where the motorist weaved in and out of moderate traffic, Sky5 video showed.

She exited the freeway in Long Beach just before 7 am.

The driver made a full stop twice on a residential street with at least one patrol vehicle close behind, but she then continued driving both times.

Officers surround a sedan in Long Beach following a pursuit in the South Bay on Feb. 11, 2020. (Credit: Sky5)
Officers surround a sedan in Long Beach following a pursuit in the South Bay on Feb. 11, 2020. (Credit: Sky5)

Moments later, officers performed a pit maneuver on Studebaker Road and East Los Santos Drive just north of the 405.

Officers in at least three patrol vehicles exited their cars and surrounded the Lexus with their firearms drawn, aerial footage showed. They ultimately forced the driver out of the vehicle.

They detained her without any further incident on suspicion of evading officers.

Authorities have not released further information about the chase. No injuries were reported.

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