Watch: Pursuit Driver in Jeep SUV Climbs Embankment to Avoid Traffic on Freeway Ramp

A driver reached speeds near 100 mph Monday during a chase that began in the Lancaster area and continued on several Los Angeles freeways.

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A SUV driver sought in an assault on a sheriff's deputy drove up an embankment to get around traffic Monday during a high-speed chase that began north of Los Angeles.

The driver was wanted in connection with an assault on a deputy, authorities said. Details about the assault were not immediately available.

Speeds approached 100 mph on the 14 Freeway after the pursuit began in the Lancaster area. The driver headed south into the Santa Clarita area before traveling south on the 5 and 405 freeways in the Granada Hills area.

The Jeep SUV driver went partially up an embankment to avoid vehicles stopped at a freeway entrance in Panorama City.

The driver later surrendered and was taken into custody on the 405 Freeway near the Wilshire Boulevard exit

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