A motorist driving at speeds as high as 115 mph led police on a freeway chase today through the northern reaches of Los Angeles County and into North Hollywood, where he got out of the car in Valley Village and tried to escape on foot, but was quickly arrested.
The chase began shortly before 2:30 p.m. on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway near Smokey Bear Road, where officers tried to pull over the speeding motorist, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Christian Cracraft.
The driver sped through southbound traffic on the 5 Freeway, eventually transitioning to the southbound Hollywood (170) Freeway. He exited the freeway at Magnolia Boulevard in Valley Village, turned into an entrance to the and ditched the black sedan. He could be seen running along an alley and into a building, but police quickly took him into custody with the help of a police dog.
His name was not immediately released.
It was unclear if he was the owner of the car, although a CHP officer told KCAL9 the vehicle had not been reported stolen.