VIDEO: Pursued driver nabbed in Valencia reached 120 mph


A 90-mile police chase through the Grapevine Thursday ended without incident in Valencia with the arrest of one man.

“This pursuit began in Buttonwillow at 4:30 p.m.,” CHP Officer Eric Priessman told The Signal.

The man was initially wanted for speeding and for a minor hit-and-run collision, Priessman said. The collision involved property damage and no injuries.

Pursuing officers with the California Highway Patrol reported the suspect’s vehicle reached speeds of in excess of 100 miles per hour as he traveled south on Interstate 5 into Los Angeles County.

At one point in the pursuit, CHP officers lost track of the car but found it again as it approached Highway 126 in Castaic, Priessman said.

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The driver then exited southbound Interstate 5 at Rye Canyon Road and drove a short distance south on The Old Road.

In the end, the motorist was seen by news helicopters parking the car on The Old Road north of Rye Canyon Road.

The suspect proceeded to walk calmly in the chopper spotlight to a traffic island on The Old Road, put his hands in the air and laid face down on the ground with his arms outstretched.

At least three officers held the suspect at gunpoint as one of them approached the man and handcuffed him.

“He is now custody,” Priessman said.

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