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Slow-Speed Chase Ends With Arrest

Police pursued a slow-speed driver in the Inland Empire Monday morning.

Driving at speeds between 20 and 30 mph, the driver started evading officers on the streets of San Bernardino at about 6:30 a.m.

He appeared to light a smoking device as he was driving and continued to use his phone while at times running stop signs and ignoring traffic signals.

Officers tried to stop his erratic behavior by unsuccessfully deploying spike strips twice, which he avoided by driving around them.

On their third attempt, authorities used police cars to deter the driver from moving his car around the strips and were successfully able to puncture his tires.

The driver continued to appear to text on his phone as he slowed his car even further with at least one of his back tires losing its threading.

He eventually stopped his car on southbound E. Street.

While smoking, he put his hands out the driver's side window, followed police commands and exited the car.

He was taken into custody without incident.

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