VIDEO: LA Pursuit Ends in Victorville

End of Pursuit in Victorville
(photo by Hugo C. Valdez, Victor Valley News)

VICTORVILLE:( A high-speed pursuit that started near the LAX International Airport ended in Victorville early Saturday morning.

Police said an unknown type of warrant was part of the reason for the pursuit of the vehicle. Unconfirmed reports also stated the driver was possibly armed.

The pursuit started at around 11:00 PM, on Friday night when the vehicle, a white Hyundai failed to yield. The vehicle fled on the eastbound 105 freeway with LAPD officers and CHP in pursuit. As the vehicle switched onto various freeways multiple agencies joined in on the pursuit.

When the vehicle jumped over to the 605 freeway in Baldwin Park San Bernardino County Sheriff’s along with the 40King Sheriff’s helicopter joined the pursuit. The vehicle moved over the 210 freeway and eventually headed up the 15 freeway through the Cajon Pass.

At about 12:30 AM, the vehicle exited the Bear Valley Road off-ramp where authorities had deployed a spike strip. The vehicle ran over the spike strip flattening the tires. The vehicle pulled into the AMPM parking lot at the corner of Bear Valley Road and Mariposa where the pursuit terminated peacefully.

As the driver in the pursuit pulled into the parking lot his family was waiting nearby. His worried mother on oxygen could be seen running towards the parking lot.

“Anytime there is a pursuit there is an inherent danger to the public, to the violator and also to law enforcement. In this particular case, we were able to stop the pursuit safely without injury to the suspect, public or officers,” stated CHP Sgt. Chris Denkers.

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