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Sylmar slow-speed car chase: Driver arrested after 2 women stop him

The driver of a pickup truck surrenders after leading Los Angeles police officers on a slow-speed chase through the San Fernando Valley on Friday, March 28, 2014.
March 28, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
The driver of a pickup truck led Los Angeles police officers on a slow-speed chase through the San Fernando Valley Friday evening.

The male suspect, possibly wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, was traveling at a rate of about 5-15 mph throughout the chase, going from the city of San Fernando to Sylmar.

Police tried repeatedly to throw spike strips in front of the green truck, but the driver was able to avoid them each time.

Police said the suspect was believed to be driving under the influence of narcotics. At one point, the suspect threw a bag with some type of powder out the window. He also tossed out a gun that officers were able to recover.

The driver finally stopped after two women, possibly his family members, flagged him down. He got out of the truck and surrendered on the ground. Officers quickly moved in and arrested him.

DEVELOPING: We will add more details as they become available.


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