Lynwood Man Arrested Following Hours-Long Pursuit

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A man who led authorities on an hours-long chase before his vehicle was disabled by California Highway Patrol officers in Compton was in custody Wednesday and facing a number of possible criminal charges, officials said.

Leonardo Ortiz, 25, of Lynwood was booked on suspicion of various crimes, including driving under the influence of drugs, felony evading, and possession of a stolen vehicle, according to the CHP.

The pursuit began at about 9 p.m. Tuesday in the downtown Los Angeles area and subsequently moved into the East Los Angeles and Willowbrook areas, including the Long Beach (710) Freeway.

The chase ended about two hours later when a CHP vehicle forced the suspect's vehicle to stop at North Alameda Street and East Rosecrans Avenue.

Along the way, the suspect's vehicle lost two of its tires and CHP vehicles crashed into it several times before it finally stopped.

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