A DUI suspect was in police custody today following a high-speed chase that covered three freeways and zig-zagged through Long Beach surface streets.
Officers took the suspect into custody near St. Mary Medical Center when he ditched his car at approximately 11:45 p.m. Wednesday after he drove into a cul-de-sac and jumped out of a silver Audi, tossing an unidentified object to the ground as he ran.
Several California Highway Patrol officers cornered him after a brief foot chase and the man struggled as the officers attempted to take him down. One officer appeared to shoot the suspect with a stun gun in an attempt to subdue him.
The chase at times reached speeds of close to 130 mph, according to CBS2. The suspect led police from the 5 Freeway to the 91 Freeway and the 605 Freeway and several times exited the freeways only to quickly return to them.
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The driver slowed briefly on the 91 and the 5 freeways on two occasions, allowing a CHP vehicle to come next to the Audi but then sped away.
The suspect veered into a lane on Alondra Boulevard in Norwalk intended for traffic going in the opposite direction in an effort to avoid police, barely missing a collision with an oncoming vehicle.
The suspect has not been identified.
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