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Pickup truck CHP pursuit ends in Silver Lake

A suspect was arrested after leading California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit from North Hollywood to Silver Lake on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012.

February 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
California Highway Patrol officers were in pursuit of a pickup truck driver wanted for an unsafe lane change. High speeds and rain-slick streets added to the danger of the pursuit.

The pursuit began at about 5:40 p.m. The driver may be a suspect in a grand-theft auto incident.

The pursuit progressed through Glendale into Echo Park, traveling over the 5 Freeway and onto surface streets.

CHP officers applied the P.I.T. maneuver on the suspect vehicle at 6:40 p.m. in Silver Lake. The driver remained in the vehicle while officers drew guns on the suspect.

The suspect climbed out of the driver-side window and laid prone on the ground. Officers immediately handcuffed him and arrested him.