Driver Arrested After Chase That Reached 115 MPH Through San Fernando Valley

Officers with the California Highway Patrol have arrested a woman after she led them on a chase through the San Fernando Valley, with speeds of up to 115 miles per hour.

KTLA Channel 5 in Los Angeles said the chase originated at approximately 1:30 p.m. from a parking lot of in Moorpark and ended at a tire center located near the intersection of Topanga Canyon Boulevard and Victory Boulevard.

During the pursuit along the 118 Freeway, the driver made frequent lane changes to get around other vehicles and at times, drove on the shoulder.  The car exited at the freeway at Chatsworth and CHP officers backed off pursuing the vehicle because of the dangerous speeds that the suspect vehicle reached.  

Once off the freeway, and because the driver was in largely commercial and residential areas where there is often heavy pedestrian traffic, the law enforcement agency continued to track the vehicle by helicopter. 

Just before her arrest, she was spotted by the Sky 5 helicopter in the lot of the America’s Tire location in Canoga Park.  A total of six CHP patrol cruisers made their way to the scene where the female suspect was arrested without incident.

Authorities say that the pursuit of the motorist lasted approximately 45 minutes and the unidentified driver has been charged with erratic driving and driving at unsafe speeds.

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