Driver leads officials on multi-city pursuit, starting in SCV

A driver led officials on a pursuit stretching dozens of miles through SCV and the Angeles National Forest Friday night before a spike strip eventually brought the vehicle to a halt in Palmdale.

The pursuit was initially instigated by deputies of the SCV Sheriff’s Station around 8 p.m. when they observed a red BMW driving recklessly in the area of Camp Plenty Road and Soledad Canyon Road.

“They attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle refused to yield and that resulted in a pursuit by our deputies,” said Sgt. Brian Hudson with the SCV Sheriff’s Station.

SCV sheriff’s officials canceled the pursuit just a couple minutes later due to the high rate of speed of the suspect.

California Highway Patrol picked up the pursuit around 8:16 p.m.

The vehicle traveled some 60 miles through SCV and the Angeles National Forest, before a second spike strip was able to stop the vehicle around 9:12 p.m. near Palmdale Boulevard and Sierra Highway in Palmdale. The driver was taken into custody by California Highway Patrol and was then handed over to sheriff’s officials.