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CHP arrest teen boy after 2-hour pursuit on Southern California freeways

Man arrested in pursuit
A driver was arrested Monday after leading officers on a pursuit through Los Angeles and Orange counties, authorities said.
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In a second vehicle pursuit on Southern California freeways in roughly seven hours, a teenage driver was arrested after leading officers on a winding, high-speed chase through Los Angeles and Orange counties Monday.

The wild pursuit began about 12:29 p.m. when deputies tried to stop a 17-year-old boy for reckless driving and possibly driving under the influence near Calabasas, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Instead of pulling over, the teen boy drove off and headed north on the 101 Freeway.

Then, he turned around and headed south on the 405 Freeway, crossing onto the 5, 210 and 118 freeways.

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TV footage showed the vehicle weaving in and out lanes, traversing several freeways.

During the chase, officers deployed spike strips, but the driver went around them.

After traveling for a short distance on the 118 freeway, the driver got onto the 405 Freeway, then the 5 Freeway in Orange County.

He finally stopped at 2:24 p.m. near the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, where he was taken into custody.

“Everything this driver is doing amounts to a felony reckless evading,” said CHP spokesman Officer Edgar Figueroa.

Earlier Monday, a woman was arrested after leading authorities on a high-speed chase for more than two hours. The pursuit began in Long Beach and ended in a residential neighborhood in northern San Diego County. 

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UPDATES:

3:50 p.m.: This article was updated with the driver’s age.

This article was originally published at 2:50 p.m.