A motorist has refused to exit his car Sunday evening, more than an two and a half hours after a police pursuit that followed a small traffic crash in Orange, police said.
The ongoing standoff began about 5:45 p.m. on Lincoln Avenue and North Batavia Street, according to Orange police Sgt. Trevor Cullen and Anaheim police.
“The driver hit a trash bin and possibly a car,” Cullen told City News Service. “A passerby who saw the accident called us and officers responded to the scene.”
The car was spotted and police tried to pull the man over but the driver refused and a pursuit began, Cullen said.
The motorist went northbound on the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway and then westbound on the Riverside (91) Freeway before exiting on Kingsley and traveling down as far as Lincoln and Batavia.
Police were trying to persuade the driver to peacefully surrender, Cullen said.
–City News Service
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