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CHP ends stolen-SUV pursuit with bump maneuver in West L.A.

Police pursued a stolen vehicle suspect across local freeways Wednesday morning before CHP officers ended the chase in West Los Angeles by bumping the vehicle and causing it to spin out.

LAPD officers from the Mission Division began pursuing the Nissan Pathfinder about 9 a.m. The SUV sped east on the 118 Freeway and then transitioned to the southbound 405 Freeway, where California Highway Patrol officers took over the pursuit.

The chase continued into the Westside of Los Angeles from the San Fernando Valley. The driver exited the Pico Boulevard offramp and after a brief pause to turn, CHP officers performed a "pit maneuver," which entails bumping a moving vehicle from behind, causing it to lose control.

The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was taken into custody without incident about 10:45 a.m.

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