Reckless driving suspect, passenger arrested after pursuit near Inglewood

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department began a pursuit of a reckless driving suspect on the southbound I-405.

The driver of the vehicle was reportedly on the phone with the California Highway Patrol, claiming they were being chased by LASD while they were on the way to the hospital. The suspect exited the freeway and drove into Inglewood and Hawthorne before pulling over after deputies pulled off and CHP took over the pursuit.

A driver, passenger and dog exited the vehicle shortly after.

Reportedly, the driver had a negative experience with deputies in the past and did not want to pull over for them.

Officers detained them shortly after.

The Sheriff’s Department originally said that the pair was in possession of a stolen dog, however, deputies retracted that statement later Tuesday night.

According to LASD, they determined the dog was not stolen after speaking to the supposed owner and an investigation.

After being originally taken into custody for grand theft, the driver was arrested for DUI and felony evading. The woman who is pregnant will be taken to the hospital first for booking clearance.

Comments are closed.