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4-hour freeway chase ends with CHP officer Tasering motorist

A four-hour, 200-mile freeway chase across Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties ended Monday afternoon when the motorist got into a foot chase with officers who then Tasered him.

The dramatic ending of the chase occurred in a San Dimas parking lot as the suspect tried to get away from CHP officers. Eventually, an officer fired a Taser at him, causing him to fall to the ground.

The pursuit began about 2 p.m. Monday just north of Castaic when a man driving a green sedan failed to pull over for a California Highway Patrol officer who saw him speeding in lanes of the southbound 5 Freeway.

After a brief foray onto surface streets in Valencia, the man continued on Interstate 5 and then traversed several freeways -- including the 170, 134, 210 and 605.

He eventually got onto Interstate 10 and headed west to Redlands in San Bernardino, where he drove on surface streets and at one point paused at a gas station but then continued without filling up.

As rush hour began, the driver headed west on the 10 Freeway back toward L.A. County.

-- Andrew Blankstein



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The saying holds true: if the police have to chase you, they're bringing an ass-whoopin with them...

Do you Los Angelenos realize that chases only happen in L.A.?

This scumbag threatened the lives of many. But, a shakedown attorney will crawl out from under a rock and claim excessive force was used. So, shakedown attorneys: START YOUR ENGINES.

Shouldn't there be a law that adds 1 month of jail for each minute one of these guys fails to stop and endangers everyone else? Make it mandatory whether they're found guilty or not guilty of anything else. Mandatory 1 month added for each minute.

Don't tase me, bro!

How can you can call dude who ran from the police for 4 hours and 200 miles at 100 mph a motorist? I am a motorist when I drive to work, if & when I flee from the police then I'm suspect

A 4 hour chase wasting all the officers time and effort, and leaving them feeling like fools for allowing it.
The CHP should revise their procedures and allow the officers to use their own judgement and training to stop these jerks as soon as they have an opportunity to do so.
Otherwise, these morons won't have a reason to stop.

"He eventually got onto Interstate 10 and headed west to Redlands in San Bernardino, ..." Should be "..headed east..."

Funniest thing was that KCAL insisted on reporting the 'motorist' as a woman! Dude looks like a lady....

How can you let a nut sack like that run 200 miles? There were many, many opportunities to stop that car.

Someone needs to get fired.

I'm surprised one of the CHP/Local cops didn't offer to pump his gas in Redlands.

Shame on our law enforcement.


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