A man suspected of driving under the influence was arrested Friday after reporting himself to police and leading authorities on a pursuit through San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
The pursuit began in Rialto after police received reports of a man entering a black Mitsubishi Lancer with a child in his lap after drinking in a bar, according to CBS2. The man also called police himself as he was leaving the bar, FOX11 reported.
Rialto Police Department officers pursued the man until he entered the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway, at which point, the pursuit was handed off to the California Highway Patrol.
The man eventually exited the westbound 10 in the Baldwin Park area and reentered on the eastbound side.
During the pursuit, he could be seen taunting police officers as well as smoking and drinking unknown substances. He also threw what appeared to be a plastic bag and an aluminum can onto the freeway.
He eventually transitioned onto the eastbound Orange (57) Freeway in the Diamond Bar area and drove through Brea until he reached the southbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway.
He briefly exited the freeway onto surface streets in Santa Ana and Tustin. The CHP attempted a PIT maneuver on the car about 4:05 p.m. along West 17th Street, but were only able to break off his rear bumper.
The man reentered the 5 on the northbound side and transitioned to the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway before he again exited and began driving on surface streets.
Police performed a successful PIT maneuver on the vehicle about 4:20 p.m. as the man was driving on Fourth Street in Santa Ana.
The man exited his vehicle and sat on the curb, ignoring commands from police for a brief time. He eventually complied with officers’ orders and was taken into custody about 4:30 p.m.
No child or other passengers were found in the car and no injuries were reported.
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