DUI Driver In Custody After Leading CHP in Chase Across L.A. County

KTLA reports that a driver suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol led California Highway Patrol officers in a chase from Torrence to Gardena Tuesday evening.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told KTLA that the chase began at approximately 5:45 p.m. when Sheriff’s deputies spotted the driver who was wanted for DUI.

During the chase, the vehicle merged from the southbound lanes of the 110 Freeway to the northbound 405 Freeway. The LASD handed off the pursuit to the California Highway Patrol. 

Footage from KTLA’s Sky 5 helicopter shows the white sedan making its way from Torrence to Gardena with three CHP units in pursuit. 

The driver of the sedan stopped in a parking lot in Gardena, then exited once again, traveling on surface streets in an attempt to evade law enforcement officers.  

At approximately 6:10 p.m., the suspect entered the 110 entrance ramp located near El Segundo Boulevard. It was there that the driver surrendered to police and California Highway Patrol officers. 

CHP officers immediately placed the driver under arrest and took them into custody. Pending charges may include driving while under the influence of alcohol and felony evasion of law enforcement officers.

The incident is currently under investigation. No further details were available at the time of the report. 

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