A man in a silver Lincoln Navigator SUV with Georgia license plates, suspected of running a red light in South Los Angeles and leading authorities on a high-speed chase through four cities that ended when he crashed into three vehicles in Huntington Park, was in custody Saturday morning.

The pursuit began at 9:52 p.m. Friday at Gage Avenue and Miramonte Boulevard where California Highway Patrol officers said the suspect ran a red light, according to CHP Officer Patrick Kimball. The CHP patrols unincorporated areas near South Los Angeles.

The suspect hit speeds of up to 90 miles per hour and drove through several red lights while fleeing from officers on streets in Los Angeles, South Gate, Huntington Park and Vernon, before he swerved to avoid vehicles in the intersection of Alameda and Randolph streets, lost control and crashed into three vehicles stopped at a red light.

The impact of the crash was so severe, the SUV’s rear, driver’s side tire broke off and ended up on the sidewalk.

The driver remained in the vehicle for about 15 minutes before officers used less-than-lethal rounds to break the rear, driver’s side window and the man climbed out and surrendered.

Three people in vehicles struck by the fleeing driver suffered minor to moderate injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment, ABC7 reported.

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