Driver taken into custody after leading pursuit in San Fernando Valley


LOS ANGELES — The driver of a stolen truck was taken into custody Monday after leading authorities on a pursuit in the San Fernando Valley, KTLA reports.

The Los Angeles Police Department started the pursuit of the white Chevrolet Silverado shortly after 2:30 p.m. near Ventura Boulevard and Vineland Avenue, according to KTLA. Around 2:55 p.m., California Highway Patrol took over.

Around 3:20 p.m., the truck was on the 101 Freeway, heading into Calabasas, Woodland Hills and then Tarzana.

KTLA Sky5 was overhead as the driver exited the freeway at Sunset Boulevard and nearly hit a Metro bus around 3:45 p.m. The vehicle headed westbound on Hollywood Boulevard.

By 4 p.m., officers unsuccessfully attempted to deploy a spike strip. Minutes later, the driver stopped and got out of the truck, surrendering to authorities.

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