Driver stops to get gas, gets punched during pursuit

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POMONA, Calif. -- A man was handcuffed in Pomona after leading police on a wild chase that spanned several cities in the San Gabriel Valley Wednesday morning.

The car was seen driving at high speeds on surface streets and the 60, 57 and 10 freeways, KTLA reported.

The male driver stopped at a gas station to try fill up the gas tank, but was unable to do so because he had parked on the wrong side of the pump, according to video. The driver quickly fled as police pulled up behind him.

Around 8:20 a.m., the driver bailed from the vehicle on the shoulder of the 10 Freeway in Pomona after a short pursuit, video showed. He ran on the side of the roadway before scrambling across the freeway.

The man then jumped off the side of the freeway and was chased by a Covina Police Department detective.

The detective eventually caught up to the driver and appeared to punch or push him, causing the driver to fall to the ground, video showed.

The man was handcuffed a short time later and appeared to be in police custody.

The end of the pursuit took place near the campus of Cal Poly Pomona, video showed.

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