A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.
A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

California Highway Patrol officers arrested a woman in Downey Saturday after she led them on a high-speed pursuit from Norwalk with a child in the SUV.

The CHP was asked to take over the pursuit of the woman suspected of assault when deputies from the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station were following her at 4:47 p.m. northbound on the Long Beach (710) Freeway at Rosecrans Avenue in Paramont, according to CHP Officer Alex Rubio.

Deputies followed the woman in a red Ford Explorer east on the Glen Anderson (105) Freeway to the northbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, where the CHP took over and began a pursuit at 4:53 p.m. when the woman left the freeway westbound at Firestone Boulevard, Rubio said.

“Speeds were from 60 to 70 mph,” he said. “She ran a few lights but there were no collisions. She took a lot of small streets and finally the vehicle stopped by itself,” near Dolan Avenue and Adoree Street in Downey.

The woman was arrested on suspicion of failing to yield, Rubio said.

A child was removed from the SUV, but the age of the child or what other charges the woman might face were not known.

— City News Service

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