Pursuit driver taken into custody after PIT maneuver causes truck to flip over in Mid-Wilshire area
A driver leading California Highway Patrol officers on a chase along the 110 Freeway and surface streets Thursday morning was taken into custody after a successful PIT maneuver caused his truck to flip over.
The suspect was driving on the 110 Freeway before he got off the highway and was leading authorities on surface streets.
At one point he was seen waving at Sky5.
While on surface streets, the driver did not stop at two red lights, aerial video from Sky5 showed.
Sometime after 9:30 a.m., the driver got back on the westbound side of highway, but stayed near the off-ramp.
Just before 9:40 a.m. the driver once again got off the freeway and was back on surface streets on Arlington Avenue and Washington Boulevard.
While the suspect was driving slowly, at one point he would force other drivers in opposing lanes to move out of his way, aerial video showed.
The driver again blew through a red light near Venice Boulevard.
At 9:42 a.m., the driver went into parking structure at San Vicente and Venice boulevards, but was soon back out on surface streets.
Soon after, a CHP unit was able to hit the back of the truck in an attempt at a PIT maneuver, and was successful on a second try.
CHP officers then got out of their vehicles and drew their guns at the driver of the truck.
Shortly after, the driver made a U-turn and again headed west on San Vicente Boulevard, aerial video showed.
About 9:45 a.m. the CHP unit again tried to use a PIT maneuver and the truck stopped for a short period, but the driver eventually continued west.
The unit again hit the back of the truck, causing it to flip over at San Vicente and South Redondo boulevards, in the Mid-Wilshire area.
CHP officers broke the driver’s side window and were able to pull the suspect out of the truck and take him into custody after a struggle.
No further details about the suspect have been released.