A person suspected of DUI led LAPD officers on an hour-long chase through areas of Los Angeles County earlier this month. The chase, which started in Sylmar, led officers through Arleta, Panorama City, Pacoima, North Hollywood, Lake View Terrace, Glendale, La Canada Flintridge and Van Nuys before the driver was arrested in Tujunga.
During the chase, where speeds exceeded 80 mph, one of the tires on the car disintegrated, leaving the driver to continue by driving on the wheel’s rim. Eventually, the wheel itself came apart, although the driver continued to flee, attempting to drive on the car’s rear axle.
During the chase, the driver struck a cyclist, who did not appear to be seriously injured. The chase came to an end after the driver exited the freeway and crashed into a vehicle that was traveling on a side street in the Tujunga area of the city. The truck blocked the driver’s escape and LAPD officers took the driver into custody without further incident.
At the time of the chase, police suspected that the driver was armed. The driver was charged with drunk driving, fleeing and eluding, and hit-and-run. The driver, who was not identified, is also a known gang member. The LAPD did not indicate what started the chase.
Los Angeles DUI attorney
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He has provided aggressive intoxication defense for hundreds of drivers in Los Angeles and Southern California, and knows what it takes to deliver a reasonable and fair outcome for his clients. A DUI in LA requires attention for both the administrative and judicial processes that follow an arrest. Mr. Helfend provides exemplary representation and counsel for all of his clients, regardless of the circumstances of their arrests. Don’t wait and don’t attempt to defend yourself following a drunk driving arrest.
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