Female Driver Surrenders After High-Speed Pursuit

The driver pulled over after a chase that lasted about 30 minutes

By Melissa Pamer
|  Thursday, Feb 7, 2013  |  Updated 10:51 PM PDT
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Female Driver Surrenders After High-Speed Pursuit

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After a half-hour high-speed pursuit on freeways and surface streets in the broader South LA area, a female driver surrended to police midday Thursday.

The driver in a white SUV was believed to be a female -- and she appeared to be a woman after she got out of the car -- a rare occurrence in high-speed police pursuits in Southern California.

She surrendered after pulling over nearly a half-hour after the chase began.

The Los Angeles Police Department pursued the vehicle, which was reported as stolen in Long Beach.

The pursuit began at about 12:25 p.m. at Adams Boulevard and Figueroa Street, near USC and south of downtown LA, LAPD officials said.

The vehicle had left surface streets in the unincorporated Willowbrook area and headed east onto the 105 Freeway at about 12:30 p.m.

The driver then headed south on the 710 Freeway toward Long Beach shortly afterward, soon exiting at Alondra Boulevard, aerial video showed. The vehicle drove around on surface streets before re-entering the freeway.

Aerial video showed the driver was swerving in and out of lanes at high speed, while stopping for some lights and then blasting through parking lots.

Several police cars were in close pursuit.

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