Chase ends in NoHo after DUI suspect's car with raised front hood crashes into innocent driver

ByLeanne Suter and staff KABC logo
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Chase ends when suspect slams into innocent driver in NoHo
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A chase came to end in North Hollywood after a driver suspected of DUI, whose car had the hood raised and obstructing the front windshield, crashed into an innocent driver.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A chase came to end in North Hollywood Friday evening when a driver suspected of DUI crashed into an innocent driver.

The suspect was driving with the hood of the car obstructing the front windshield, causing him to stick his head out of the window in order to see, but it didn't prove successful.

The car rammed into another vehicle near Vanowen Street and Elmer Avenue, forcing that driver to slam into a parked car. The suspect drove for a short distance after that, before coming up on the sidewalk at Klump Avenue and crawling out through the driver side window.

Los Angeles police officers quickly caught up with the suspect and he was taken into custody. Police initially said the driver was suspected of stealing a vehicle.

The two women in the innocent vehicle were treated by paramedics at the scene, but appeared to be OK after the crash.

They told Eyewitness News the vehicle that crashed into them came out of nowhere.