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Driver Leads Officers on Pursuit on NB 5 Freeway

The car entered the northbound 5 Freeway and continued at speeds of 65 to 70 mph

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    A drivers was leading California Highway Patrol officers in a pursuit on the 5 Freeway through Los Angeles County on Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

    A suspected DUI driver led California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit on the 5 Freeway that spanned more than 80 miles across two counties before being taken into custody Tuesday night.

    The pursuit began about 9:45 p.m. near El Toro Road and Rockfield Boulevard in Lake Forest after the driver of a black Nissa Maxima refused to pull over for a traffic violation, the CHP said.

    Witness: Money Tossed During Pursuit Created "Riot"

    [LA] Witness: Money Tossed During Pursuit Created "Riot"
    Student Tia Marks says she didn’t feel safe as she tried to get back to her South LA home in the midst of a chaotic scene after alleged bank robbers turned pursuit suspects tossed cash out of the window of their Volvo SUV. Many bystanders say they couldn’t resist trying to pick up a few bills, some of them dodging squad cars to do so. Patrick Healy reports from South LA from the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2012.

    The car entered the northbound 5 Freeway and continued at speeds of 65 to 70 mph as it moved into the Castaic area about an hour and a half later.

    The driver came to a stop on the freeway after reaching the hills of Castaic and was taken into custody.

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