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A 24-year-old man who was reported passed out in his car in a traffic lane in Irwindale was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and misdemeanor evading Sunday morning after he fled from officers and then crashed into a street sign, police said.

A passing motorist reported about 4:20 a.m. that a man was passed out in a car at the intersection of Live Oak Avenue and Arrow Highway, Irwindale police Sgt. Rudy Gatto said.

As officers approached the vehicle, the man took off, leading police on a mile-long chase that lasted less than three minutes and never reached speeds above 45 miles per hour, Gatto said.

The man allegedly ran a couple of red lights and at the intersection of Peck Road and Longden Street, the car jumped a curb and struck a street sign, taking it down, the sergeant said.

The man, identified as Whittier resident Carlos Chamale, was not injured. He was arrested and the dark-colored 2015 Ford Mustang he was driving was impounded, Gatto said.

Chamale was released this morning after posting $5,000 bail, according to sheriff’s online inmate records.

— City News Service

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