Pursuit driver stopped on Newport Beach freeway after being chased by …

Pursuit driver stopped on Newport Beach freeway after being chased by …




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Authorities pursued a driver that travelled at high rates of speed from Hawthorne to the Costa Mesa area in a dark-colored car on Tuesday night.

The chase began around 10:14 p.m. with police in Hawthorne pursuing the driver, but a sheriff’s helicopter took over for a short time before the California Highway Patrol took the rule.

The driver, who appeared to be behind the wheel of a Tesla, made its way to Orange County at speeds of about 100 miles per hour.

The speculate driver also go on and off the 91 Freeway multiple times and was seen driving on the wrong side of the road.

At about 10:45 p.m., the driver came to an sudden stop on the southbound 73 Freeway near Bonita Canyon excursion in Newport Beach. The driver stepped out of the car, threw some items out, and then got back into the car and closed the door.

As of 10:56 p.m. the driver was in a standoff wit authorities and refusing to surrender.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

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