HOLLYWOOD—The suspect responsible for leading police on a high-speed chase that ended at Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue was sentenced to 3 years in state prison on Thursday, October 5, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office revealed.

Tony Carl Calloway Jr., 24, or Rancho Cucamonga pleaded no contest to one felony count of fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s cruiser while driving recklessly, Deputy District Attorney Robert DuFour stated.

On March 9, Calloway stole a car in Colton and was later spotted by authorities driving the stolen vehicle on the 101 Freeway near Parkway Calabasas. A pursuit that lasted nearly 1 hour ended commenced, before ending in Hollywood when police used spike strips to stop the vehicle.

After the pursuit stopped, the suspect lit a cigarette and refused orders by police to exit his vehicle. He was later arrest. The case was investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Division.