Pursuit Through San Fernando Valley Ends in Arrest

By Samantha Tata and Alex Calder
|  Thursday, Jan 24, 2013  |  Updated 11:23 PM PDT
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A wanted driver apparently forgot to put his car in park because as he was surrendering to police in North Hills, the sedan he was driving continued to roll for several yards before coming to a stop on the curb. Colleen Williams reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2013.

A wanted driver apparently forgot to put his car in park because as he was surrendering to police in North Hills, the sedan he was driving continued to roll for several yards before coming to a stop on the curb. Colleen Williams reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2013.

A police pursuit on rain-soaked surface streets in the San Fernando Valley ended in the arrest of the wanted driver Thursday night.

The driver, who traveled about 50 mph during the chase, pulled over and exited the car with his hands up. He apparently forgot to put his car in park because as he was surrendering to police, the sedan he was driving continued to roll for several yards before coming to a stop on the curb.

The low-speed chase through residential neighborhoods ended at about 10:30 p.m. near Parthenia Street and Hayvenhurst Avenue in North Hills, just north of the Van Nuys Airport.

It did not appear to be raining while the pursuit was under way, but the roads were wet from previous showers that were part of a winter storm hanging over the Southland.

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