Reckless driving suspect leads CHP on high-speed chase through LA County

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KABC) -- A reckless driving suspect in an SUV led authorities on a high-speed chase over freeways in Los Angeles County Friday night.

The chase originated out of Whittier near the 605 and 60 freeways over a traffic violation, according to authorities. Whittier police had tried to stop the car and believed there were two suspects in the vehicle.

The California Highway Patrol took over once the chase got onto the 210 Freeway in the Pasadena area.

The suspect traveled through the La Crescenta and La Canada Flintridge areas, reaching speeds as high as 100 mph.

The suspect eventually got on the 5 Freeway, heading through the Santa Clarita area.
The chase continued through the valley as traffic became less frequent and the area more remote.

By 11:35 p.m., the Los Angeles California Highway Patrol handed over the chase to the Bakersfield division near Lebec.

The pursuit eventually ended shortly before 12:30 a.m. in Bakersfield and one person was arrested.
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