A man who allegedly fled the scene after causing a deputy's patrol car to crash in Compton early Wednesday has been arrested.
The incident occurred near the intersection of Compton Boulevard and Wilmington Avenue in Compton at around 2 a.m, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The lawman attempted to avoid a crash with the suspect and lost control of his car, which caused him to crash into a fence and business sign. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, but has since been released.
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The suspect was detained at the scene, but during the investigation he managed to escape. He was apprehended again just minutes later.
The driver's identity has not been released.