Driver of stolen car leads LASD on slow-speed chase through LA County before ending in standoff

LOMITA, Calif. (KABC) -- A driver of a stolen black Honda Civic led authorities in a slow-speed pursuit Saturday night that started in the city of Lomita before ending in a standoff in the Harbor City area.

Despite a successful spike strip deployment by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, the driver continued driving slowly, going through Wilmington neighborhoods.

Deputies were able to apply a PIT maneuver on the suspect car that caused the driver to come to a complete stop near Vermont Avenue and Anaheim Street in the Harbor City area of Los Angeles.

The driver refused to comply with deputies' orders turning the situation into a standoff with authorities. Eventually, the driver surrendered and was taken into custody.

The driver was also wanted for an assault on an officer with a vehicle, according to the sheriff's department.

No further details were immediately known.

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