A suspect was captured Thursday morning after leading police on a high-speed chase that ended when an officer used his police car to ram the man’s vehicle on a Fullerton street, authorities said.
The pursuit began near the intersection of Brea Boulevard and Rolling Hills Drive about 1:05 a.m., Fullerton Police Lt. Mike Chocik said.
“Our officers were conducting an investigation at that location and this man was a suspect in the investigation,” Chocik said. “The suspect suddenly jumped into a car and sped away from our officers before they could stop him.”
From there, the suspect speeded onto the southbound Orange (57) Freeway to the westbound Riverside (91) Freeway, Chocik said.
“He exited at Lemon Street and then got back onto the westbound 91 Freeway in the eastbound lanes,” Chocik said. “So he was a wrongway driver at that point. He again exited the freeway at Euclid Street and at Orangethorpe Avenue one of the officers used his car to ram the suspect’s vehicle and stop him at that point.”
Chocik said the suspect was then taken into custody without further incident. He said he did not know what the earlier investigation involved or why the man was a suspect.
The suspect name was not immediately released.
Chocik said police believe the man was under the influence of drugs when he drove away from the officers at the start of the pursuit.
—City News Service