Spike Strips Stymie Scion in Pursuit

The driver of a silver Scion xB surrendered after deputies spun the car out, ending a 45-minute pursuit in the High Desert on Thursday.

The pursuit, which took place mostly on side streets and didn't get over 50 mph, began in Lancaster on a report of reckless driving.

Deputies used spike strips and punctured the Scion's tires during the pursuit. At one point, the car was driving on at least one rim with sparks flying. It had flat tires.

The driver, followed by a line of patrol cars, occasionally went into opposing lanes of traffic and ran through at least one stop sign and ran a red light.

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