A high-speed chase through the city leads to two arrests.
On Wednesday morning, California Highway Patrol officers pulled over to check on a gold 2005 Ford explorer on the side of road. The vehicle was at the 241 toll road and Alton Parkway. When the driver saw that the patrol car was pulling over, she drove back onto the freeway.
The driver was speeding at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour. She exited at Lake Forest Drive and headed toward Foothill Ranch. The officers followed the SUV through Foothill Ranch, but the suspect weaved through shopping areas back toward Alton.
After the driver ran through multiple red lights, the California Highway patrol temporarily stopped pursuit. Officers caught up with the suspect on the 241 headed south. The driver exited the freeway at Irvine Boulevard and turned right onto Lake Forest Drive.
The driver drove toward Trabuco Road. She turned into a Ralph’s parking lot, and she proceeded to crash into bushes. The suspect quickly exited the vehicle and ran through the parking lot. She proceeded to run into a CVS pharmacy next to the grocery store.
Luckily, an off-duty deputy was in CVS, and the suspect was taken into custody. The passenger of the vehicle did not flee the vehicle. Both individuals were arrested on suspicion of felony evading and stealing an SUV.
The stolen vehicle was purchased on January 19th by a Laguna Woods resident. It was reported stolen on Tuesday night.
Fortunately, no injuries or crashes, related to this accident, were reported. This high-speed chase could have injured many people.
If you see a car speeding through the street, it is best to pull over. Do not try to stop the vehicle. This could put you in danger. If you believe that the driver is impaired or involved in illegal activity, you can also notify the authorities. Try to take note of the license plate number. It is also helpful to remember the make and model of the vehicle.
Car accidents are very horrific. If you are the victim of a car accident, there are legal resources available to protect your rights. Insurance may cover some of the damages, but a car accident lawyer can help you seek maximum damages for the losses you have experienced.
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