Southern California

Officers Pin Damaged Car to Stop a Frantic Hollywood Pursuit

A pursuit that involved several crashes came to an end Thursday when officers in a patrol SUV slammed into the damaged car in Hollywood, pinning it against a parked vehicle.

The hit-and-run suspect was on the 101 Freeway before exiting onto streets in Hollywood. That's when officers tried unsuccessfully to spin the car, possibly a Prius, several times.

With a rear bumper panel dangling from the car, the driver was speeding on narrow city streets. As the driver made a left turn, he slammed into a parked vehicle and an officer used a patrol SUV to pin the car.

The highly animated man in sunglasses, who appeared to be vaping as he climbed out of the car, was eventually taken into custody.

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Details about the hit-and-run case were not immediately available.

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