SHERMAN OAKS—The driver of a stolen Ram 1500 led California Highway Patrol officers in a high-speed pursuit through the San Fernando Valley on Monday, October 23.
Officials stated that the high-speed police chase began after authorities attempted to pull the driver over for speeding and reckless driving in the West Los Angeles area at around 1:48 p.m. The pursuit began on the 110 Freeway and moved into the downtown area as the suspect swerved through traffic nearly missing other vehicles, as he speed though the city.
According to reports, the driver disregarded traffic signals and stop signs as he sped away from police and continued onto the southbound 405 Freeway at Sherman Way driving at speeds between 80 to 105 mph. According to reports, the suspect preceded to exit the freeway at Wilshire Boulevard and got back on to the 405 driving northbound.
The pursuit continued throughout the San Fernando Valley and into Panorama City and Mission Hills. The chase came to an end when the suspect pulled over on to the side of the eastbound 118 Freeway and exited his vehicle, as officers blocked all lanes of traffic. He attempted to escape by running in between apartment complexes.
The suspect was arrested and taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol without incident. His name has not yet been released to the public. The Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department assisted in the pursuit.