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Man in hospital gown leads CHP on chase

ABC7 Eyewitness News HD covering Los Angeles and Southern California.

March 10, 2010 12:05:23 AM PST
A man in a hospital gown led the California Highway on a high-speed chase in the Inland Empire in a stolen van on Tuesday night.At one point, the suspect drove the wrong way on the freeway. The CHP used spike strips to flatten the front tires, but even that didn't stop him

The driver kept going on the rims for some time until he finally surrendered. The pursuit ended on the 60 Freeway in Moreno Valley.

Police say the man was being evaluated at the hospital's behavioral health unit when he jumped from a second story and took the van.

He was arrested and returned to the center.