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Driver Pours Out Alcohol, Smokes Pot During Police Chase In Downtown Los Angeles

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) -  A suspect wanted for reckless driving was arrested Wednesday night following a police chase.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officers said the driver was initially wanted for reckless driving and at one point during the pursuit stopped the car, poured what appeared to be an alcoholic beverage out of a cup, got back in the car, and sped off.

The driver then drove to a dead-end street and turned around. Officers used a spike-strip on the vehicle's wheels.

The driver stopped the car around 8:47 p.m. and initially refused to exit the vehicle.

Officers had their weapons drawn and said they believed the driver was smoking marijuana in the stopped vehicle.

By 9:45 p.m., the unidentified driver surrendered.

No other details were released.


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