A high-speed pursuit Friday on freeways and streets east of downtown Los Angeles ended with one person in custody when the driver was apprehended near a park after attempting to run from the car.
The pursuit of a white convertible Ford Mustang began at about 10 a.m. in West Covina after the driver failed to yield for an officer, according to police. The driver entered and exited the 10 Freeway several times, becoming airborne as the car went through intersections without stopping.
The driver encountered light freeway traffic during the 30-minute pursuit on the July 4 holiday, but narrowly missed several vehicles on streets along the 10 Freeway corridor. He traveled southbound against traffic before turning in front of an oncoming vehicle at an East Los Angeles intersection.
After exiting the westbound side of the 10 Freeway in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles, the driver stopped near Hollenbeck Park under a freeway overpass -- likely to obscure the view from law enforcement helicopters -- and exited the vehicle. Aerial video showed officers taking the man into custody next to the park.
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