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Suspect in San Pedro car chase captured on foot

October 26, 2011 | 10:00 am

Los Angeles police said they detained a suspect Wednesday who at the end of a high-speed car chase tried to flee on foot under a freeway overpass.

The man was tackled on a street in northern San Pedro after the vehicle, which belongs to a wanted parolee, stopped, a department spokesman said.

An officer was injured in the incident and required medical treatment, police said.

Richard French, an LAPD spokesman, said the pursuit began when officers, after noticing a failure to yield by a driver, ran the car's license plate and discovered it was registered to a wanted parolee.

When the officers tried to stop the sedan, the driver fled, police said.

Officers tried to force the car into a spin and stop it in the area of 25th Street, but the driver managed to evade the maneuver, police said.

The driver hit speeds of up to 70 mph on city streets and he narrowly missed a pedestrian before taking the 110 Freeway north and returning to city streets, police said.


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Photo: LAPD officers arrest a suspect after a high-speed car chase in San Pedro. Credit: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times