Chase suspect arrested in Irvine after rollover crash involving stolen pickup truck, CHP says staff KABC logo
Saturday, February 17, 2024
Stolen truck driver leads police on chase through OC, Long Beach
The driver of a stolen truck led officers on a chase through the Long Beach and Orange County areas for more than an hour.

IRVINE, Calif. (KABC) -- The driver of a stolen pickup truck was arrested Friday night after a chase that stretched from southeast Los Angeles County to Irvine and ended in a rollover crash, authorities said.

The chase started just after 9 p.m. as officers observed a Chevy Silverado that had been reported stolen. They remain in surveillance mode initially and then tried to pull the truck over, but the driver fled.

The made its way over freeways and surface streets in the Lakewood and Long Beach area, with the suspect fleeing for more than an hour and eventually heading south into Orange County on the 5 Freeway.

At times the truck exceeded 90 mph and swerved in and out of lanes to try to shake the officers.

CHP officers remained in pursuit but did not initially make any efforts to perform a PIT maneuver.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m., officers found the suspect at the scene of a rollover crash on Highway 261 in Irvine, just north of Portola Parkway, the Highway Patrol said.

The driver was taken into custody at the crash site.