OnStar Kill Switch Ends Pursuit in Riverside County After Corvette Stolen From Culver City Dealership

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The on board navigation system OnStar activated a kill switch ending the pursuit of a Chevy Corvette in Riverside County after it was allegedly stolen from a dealership in Culver City on Monday night, police said.

The incident began around 9 p.m. when a man allegedly took a brand new white Corvette off the Bunnin Chevrolet lot, which is located at 6101 W. Slauson Avenue, according to Sgt. Luis Martinez of the Culver City Police Department. It was not immediately known how he got the keys to the vehicle.

About 2 hours later, and after officers lost track of the Corvette, the vehicle was located in Riverside County with the help of OnStar, according to Martinez.

The California Highway Patrol arrested the man without incident after OnStar deployed the kill switch, which stopped the car, the lieutenant said.

The unidentified man faced charges including grand theft auto and carjacking, according to Martinez.

An employee at the dealership sustained a superficial wound during the incident, but it was not immediately clear how he was injured.

No further information has been released.

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