LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A man was in custody today with a minor hand laceration after the stolen car he was driving flipped on its side, ending up on a sidewalk in the North University Park area of Los Angeles, as he tried to evade pursuing officers, police said.
Officers noticed the older champagne-colored Honda, which was reported stolen Monday, around 12:45 a.m., said Sgt. Robin Brown of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Station.
“They started to follow him, and he took off at a high rate of speed,” Brown said.
When the suspect got to 23rd and Toberman streets, “he lost control, hit the curb, flipped the car on its side and skidded between parked cars and the houses on the sidewalk,” Brown said, adding that a couple of signs were toppled in the process.
The suspect climbed out of the wreck on his own and was promptly arrested, Brown said. He was expected to be booked on suspicion of grand theft auto.
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