Elderly driver leads Los Angeles-area CHP officers on pursuit

Posted at 2:27 PM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 18:01:33-04

(KGTV) — An elderly driver led Los Angeles-area officers on a slow-speed pursuit on the 101 Freeway Wednesday, before being taken into custody.

The driver began the pursuit with California Highway Patrol officers just after 1 p.m. in the San Gabriel Valley area, according ABC-affiliate KABC. CHP officers tried to pull the driver's SUV over for a carpool violation but the vehicle continued down the freeway, KABC reported.

Officers followed the driver at normal highway speeds through Glendale and into the San Fernando Valley, before officers pulled in front of the driver's SUV and slowed the vehicle down.

As officers approached the vehicle, the driver was cooperative and stepped out of the vehicle without incident.

The driver, who appeared to be an elderly man, seemed disoriented as officers took him into custody, KABC reported.