Driver in truck helps stop possibly armed chase suspect in Tujunga

Wednesday, December 07, 2016 12:07AM
A driver in a pick-up truck helped stop a possibly armed DUI suspect in Tujunga Tuesday night after the suspect led authorities on a high-speed chase through multiple cities and neighborhoods.


LAKE VIEW TERRACE, LOS ANGELES - A driver in a pick-up truck helped stop a possibly armed DUI suspect in Tujunga Tuesday night after the suspect led authorities on a high-speed chase through multiple cities and neighborhoods.

The pursuit started around 10 p.m., but authorities did not say what led to the chase.

The driver fled from authorities at high speeds, weaving through traffic in Arleta, Panorama City, Van Nuys, North Hollywood and Lake View Terrace.

At one point during the chase, the suspect clipped the back tire of a cyclist while speeding through a parking lot near Sherman Way and Van Nuys Boulevard in Van Nuys.

Sparks from the rear passenger tire of the suspect's car were seen as the person traveled through surface streets in Lake View Terrace and Arleta.

The suspect eventually got onto the 210 Freeway, heading eastbound and traveling through Glendale and La Canada Flintridge.

Authorities followed the driver into a residential area on Silverton Avenue in Tujunga, where a truck driver was hit and blocked the suspect from fleeing the area.

AIR7 HD captured the scene as the truck driver fled his truck to avoid any injuries. The suspect exited the vehicle and was taken into custody.
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