Driver in custody after high-speed chase in Irvine

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California Highway Patrol officers arrested a man following a high-speed pursuit that started in Irvine and ended in Laguna Niguel on Tuesday evening. 

The chase began around 7:00 p.m. in Irvine. According to CHP, they’ve been tracking the suspect vehicle for about an hour before the pursuit happened. The chase started when the vehicle failed to stop for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies in Compton.

The vehicle, a black sedan, led the authorities on a high-speed chase on the 5 Freeway before exiting onto the surface streets. 

One CHP vehicle got close enough to operate a PIT maneuver and stopped the driver in Laguna Niguel near Crown Valley Parkway and Cabot Road intersection. 

The driver of the vehicle was seen jumping out of the still-moving car as he removed his shirt and stared down at the CHP officers. Eventually, he surrendered to law enforcement and was taken into custody without incident. 

The exact reason for the pursuit is currently unclear.