HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES–A high-speed speed police chase to a suspected DUI driver ended up with a car crash in Hollywood.
The chase started just minutes shortly after 8 in the evening in Burbank. Burbank police and California police officers joined forces in the chase of the suspect in the San Fernando Valley.
The driver, who was unidentified, was driving within the speed limit of the area but at around 15 minutes after the chase started, the driver then began going at a higher speed, eventually reaching speeds of around 120 miles per hour, weaving in and out of traffic.
The driver then stopped over at an overpass for less than two minutes at around 8:30 in the evening. At least five CHP units pulled from behind the vehicle but the driver then again drove off.
The suspect had struck a highway divider after passing North Hollywood and Valley Village. The incident severely damaged the right-front wheel of the car. The suspects then drove into an oncoming traffic located downtown of Hollywood, where his vehicle stopped under an overpass after crashing into two vehicles. Minutes later, he was arrested by the California Highway Patrol officers.
The chase was a terrible end of a Los Angeles vacation by a family from Miami who was hit head-on whilst the high-speed chase was ongoing.
Driver Bryant Valencia said that he remembered veering away from a car heading towards him, and his vehicle just rolled over. When everything had stopped, he remembers looking over at his son who was hanging from his car seat upside down and to his wife who was hysterically screaming.
Five people, including Valencia’s 3-year old son and the suspect, who were brought to the hospital at the end of the violent, high-speed car chase. No serious injuries were acquired in the car crash. Most likely, a long list of felony charges awaits the suspect.
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