Police Pursuit Ends in Spinout

The pursuit on freeways and streets northeast of downtown Los Angeles ended after more than 40 minutes

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    A pursuit through neighborhood streets in northeast Los Angeles ended when police spun the car out on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. (Published Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014)

    Police spun out a car, ending a pursuit in under an hour that wound through residential streets of northeastern Los Angeles.

    The pursuit began at 10:20 a.m. at York Boulevard and North Figueroa Street. It ended after 11 a.m. in El Sereno with officers drawing their guns and the driver surrendering.

    The car, which appeared to be a purple Lexus, was reported stolen, police said.

    The pursuit wound through Highland Park and South Pasadena residential neighborhoods. The car ran several stop signs and through intersections.

    At one point, in South Pasadena, the car turned into an intersection, forcing an approaching motorist to brake hard. The pursuit passed by at least two schools, but no children were visible.

    The car blew a tire when it crossed over a center divider. A little later, the tire came off the rim, slowing the car enough so that officers could spin the car out in a so-called PIT maneuver, or precision immobilization technique.

    The driver surrendered without a struggle. Nobody else was inside the car.