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SWAT Standoff Ends With K-9 Taking DUI Suspect Down After Nearly 5 Hours

ORANGE (CBSLA) — SWAT vehicles surrounded a DUI suspect in Orange Sunday evening after patrol officers failed to coax him out of his vehicle, ultimately deploying a K-9 unit and taking the combative man into custody.

It happened near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Batavia Street. According to Orange Police, the driver of the vehicle hit a trash bin Sunday evening, which prompted someone to call them.

The motorist refused to stop his vehicle when approached by police, opting instead to go on the 55 Freeway before getting on the 91 westbound.

The suspect exited on Kingsley Avenue, stopping on Lincoln and Batavia around 5:45 p.m. Sunday.

Two armored vehicles from Anaheim SWAT arrived on the scene after about four hours. The man, who was suspected of being under the influence, remained in his vehicle, opening and closing his door on multiple occasions.

Footage from Sky 2 showed rounds of non-lethal pepper balls being shot into the man's truck several times to no avail.

At around 10:30 p.m., nearly five hours from when the standoff started, the suspect was taken down by a police K-9.

He was taken into custody and was being treated for dog bites in an ambulance.


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