125-mph chase stretches from San Gabriel to Thousand Oaks; woman driver, 2 others in custody

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (KABC) -- Two women were taken into custody in Thousand Oaks Friday morning after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit that reached speeds of up to 125 mph. A third person who had also been in the vehicle was also apprehended.

According to authorities, the high-speed chase began about 4 a.m. in San Gabriel when the driver of a dark-colored SUV failed to yield. San Gabriel police pursued the vehicle onto the westbound 10 Freeway, where the CHP took over.

The SUV sped past downtown Los Angeles and transitioned onto the northbound 101 Freeway, then made its way through the San Fernando Valley.

Once the driver reached Thousand Oaks, she pulled over onto the right shoulder of the 101, just north of Wendy Drive. With several CHP officers pointing their firearms at her, she exited the vehicle and raised her hands to her head.

Facing away from the officers, she walked backward toward them and was handcuffed without incident. The woman passenger then did the same.

At some point during the pursuit, a man exited the vehicle but was later taken into custody. He was in possession of a backpack that contained stolen items, police said.
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