The man behind the wheel made his way on surface streets from Torrance to Carson and into Compton before 8 a.m., reaching speeds that at one point prompted Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol vehicles to back off for safety reasons. At least one law-enforcement helicopter continued to follow the white sedan overhead.
In a bizarre moment, the driver briefly pulled up alongside a law enforcement vehicle that had disengaged from the chase.
As the suspect continued into the city of Long Beach, no authorities were behind him and Long Beach police did not take over the chase, which was again called off by the Sheriff's Department.
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