Driver in Custody After On-and-Off Freeway Pursuit

El Monte police Monday caught a driver who fled from officers on freeways and surface streets.

Officers began chasing the vehicle about 9:30 a.m. on surface streets, and it entered the westbound Pomona (60) Freeway, said California Highway Patrol Officer Vince Ramirez. The chase led to the northbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway and onto Ramona Boulevard, Ramirez said. The man was arrested about 10:25 a.m.,Ramirez said.

It was unclear why police tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver could be booked for felony evading.

Officers suspended the pursuit at one point, then picked it up again, said El Monte police Lt. Dan Burlingham.

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