Suspect arrested after leading authorities on high-speed chase in East LA area

A driver who allegedly topped speeds of 80 mph was taken into custody after leading Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit in the East L.A. area Thursday morning.
EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A driver who allegedly topped speeds of 80 mph was taken into custody after leading Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit in the East Los Angeles area Thursday morning.

The chase winded through freeways and surface streets. It was unclear when, where or why the pursuit began.

L.A. County sheriff's deputies chased the driver on the 5 Freeway southbound before switching to the 605 Freeway southbound.

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A driver who was driving erratically at high speeds led Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit in the East L.A. area Thursday morning.



The driver then changed directions, exiting the southbound lanes at Rosecrans Avenue before re-entering the freeway in the northbound lanes.

AIR7 HD was over the chase as the suspect moved to surface streets in City Terrace.

He was seen driving at high speeds in residential areas before stopping around 5:20 a.m. in the middle of East First Street, near Gage Avenue, where he exited the vehicle and surrendered to authorities without further incident.

No injuries or accidents were immediately reported.
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