Police arrested a man who led them on a wild pursuit from Reseda to Pasadena early Sunday after he barricaded himself on the 210 Freeway and threatened to make the car explode.
The driver, who had one person seated in the passenger seat, led police on the chase on Saturday in a Honda sedan with paper plates racing through the San Fernando Valley.
He sped south on the Interstate 405 Freeway, exited on to surface streets and then got back on the freeway and headed north. The out-of-control driver sped on the wrong side of the road several times on surface streets.
Eventually, he ended the pursuit in a standoff on the 210 Freeway in Pasadena near Orange Grove Boulevard. The driver was seen injecting himself with a needle-like object in his left arm.
At 12:16 a.m. Sunday, the passenger threw two bags out of the window and seemingly surrendered as the driver stayed inside. The driver was seen smoking in his vehicle before a K-9 unit forced him out.
The driver was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. on Sunday.
City News Service contributed to this report.