Mission Viejo: Wanted Felon Leads Officers On High-Speed Pursuit

09.17.2020 | 12:50 AM | MISSION VIEJO – A wanted felon and his companion led officers on a high-speed pursuit in a stolen vehicle before being forced to surrender, early Thursday morning.

Deputies in Stanton attempted to stop a blue Nissan Sentra that had been reported stolen around 12:50 AM.

A pursuit was initiated when driver of the vehicle and his passenger failed to yield to officers and took off at speeds in excess of 110 MPH.

California Highway Patrol officers took over the chase and pursued the vehicle along the SR-22 and I-605 freeways before entering the southbound I-5 and continuing into south Orange County.

Officers successfully deployed a spike strip that forced the suspect vehicle to slow and exit at Crown Valley Parkway in MIssion Viejo but the chase continued back northbound prompting a PIT maneuver.

Once stopped the passenger from the vehicle surrendered but the driver had to be talked down before peacefully giving up.

A dog inside the vehicle was located uninjured and being impounded by animal control.

A records check on the driver of the stolen Nissan revealed he had a felony no-bail warrant for domestic violence out of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Hollywood Division.

Miles Madison

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