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Hit-and-run suspect falls out of tree, shuts down 5 Freeway

A suspected hit-and-run driver who attempted to evade police was caught after falling out of a tree Tuesday morning.

November 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A suspected hit-and-run driver running from the California Highway Patrol was caught after he fell out of a tree Tueday morning.

The incident occurred just before 1 a.m. around the Burbank Boulevard on-ramp on the Golden State (5) Freeway.

Authorities say the suspect was involved in a hit-and-run accident and tried to evade police.

He then climbed into some trees and started to jump from tree to tree. He was finally taken into custody after he fell out of one of the trees.

The chase temporarily shut down the 5 Freeway, but all lanes reopened around 2:30 a.m.