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Driver rams into hydrant after police pursuit

November 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
A high-speed pursuit came to a wild end in Paramount when the driver of a van slammed into a hydrant on Garfield Avenue.The driver was arrested around 6 a.m. Wednesday. Water spewed beneath the vehicle for about 30 minutes before it was shut off.

Officers began chasing the suspect in Long Beach after responding to a call about a burglary at a restaurant near Cherry Avenue and South Street in North Long Beach.

An officer was involved in a solo accident after striking an apartment building near Cherry Avenue and Harding Street. The officer was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was not hurt.