A man wanted for a felony drug charge led officers on a chase from Glendale to South Los Angeles Thursday evening before being taken into custody.

The chase started about 9 p.m. in a Rite Aid parking lot near the Ventura (134) Freeway’s Glendale Avenue exit, according to Sgt. Christian Hauptmann of the Glendale Police Department.

Officers attempted to pull over the suspect, who was wanted for a felony drug charge, but he drove away, Hauptmann said.

Glendale police pursued the vehicle, but the California Highway Patrol took over the chase on the freeway. By 9:15 p.m., the suspect, who was driving over 100 mph, was near the Harbor (110) Freeway in the Exposition Park area.

The suspect got off the freeway in South Los Angeles, and another person, who appeared to be a woman, got out of the car.

The driver, who did not appear to be directly followed by CHP units, kept going until he crashed into a parked car and ran away about 9:20 p.m., toward the 700 block of East 52nd Place, near Avalon Boulevard.

Officers arrived at the scene and searched for the suspect. He was taken into custody shortly after 9:30 p.m., according to Hauptmann.

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