A man and woman driving an allegedly stolen BMW Wednesday while being pursued by authorities through the San Fernando Valley were taken into custody after the high-speed chase ended in a three-car crash in North Hollywood.
The chase began at about 3:30 p.m. on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, north of the San Diego (405) Freeway, when the suspects failed to yield after officers tried to pull them over for driving a possibly stolen vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The female suspect was initially driving the car with the man in the passenger seat. She got off the freeway at North Hollywood Way in Burbank then drove on surface streets until she entered North Hollywood and switched seats with the passenger near the intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Biloxi Avenue.
The man then drove at high speeds, at one point driving in reverse after entering a dead-end on Riverton Avenue, and later drove south on northbound Vineland Avenue near Huston Street, according to live broadcast footage of the chase.
The pursuit ended near Camarillo Street and Satsuma Avenue at about 3:50 p.m., when the car crashed into two parked cars, overturned and rolled back onto its wheels. The two suspects ran away, but surrendered to officers in a nearby alleyway.
It was not immediately clear if either suspect was injured, and the California Highway Patrol was investigating whether the car was actually stolen.