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Trucker in custody after pursuit on 5 Fwy

June 4, 2010 12:05:43 AM PDT
A truck driver was taken into custody Friday afternoon after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a slow-moving pursuit on the southbound 5 Freeway.It started on the Grapevine near Gorman and ended at about 1:25 p.m. at Burbank Boulevard in Burbank, when the driver stopped in the fast lane, snarling traffic for about a half an hour.

The unidentified man, who was driving a construction water tanker, had been speeding and weaving in traffic. When officers tried to pull him over, he kept going at a steady, relatively slow pace.

It was unclear why the driver had refused to stop, but officers said he appeared to have a medical condition. They said the driver, whose from Fresno, did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but he did seem confused.

All southbound lanes were closed briefly while the suspect was taken into custody.

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