The chase began in South Gate around 10:30 p.m. with police chasing a suspect in a small sedan. Sparks flew from underneath the vehicle, apparently as the suspect drove on the tire rims.
The suspect raced through Compton, Lynwood and Athens, sometimes driving on the wrong side of the street, evading police cruisers.
Police finally chased the suspect into an alley in Athens, where he stopped and gave up. No one was hurt. The driver will face several charges.