Seal Beach: Pursuit Suspect Subdued Using Less-Lethal Ammunition

12.17.2021 | 10:50 PM | SEAL BEACH – A wild pursuit ended with officers using less-lethal ammunition to subdue a non-compliant suspect, late Friday night.

Anaheim police attempted to stop the driver of a grey 2009 Honda Accord who they suspected was under the influence near the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Euclid Street around 10:50 PM.

The driver of the vehicle failed to stop for officers, ultimately prompting a dangerous pursuit that lasted about an hour as the suspect fled at high-speeds across the county.

The chase went wrong-way on the SR-22 Freeway at points before the suspect corrected direction and continued to the southbound SR-55 Freeway.

From there, the chase toured the Balboa Peninsula and later zoomed through Huntington Beach along Pacific Coast Highway before coming to an end in a Seal Beach parking lot, located in the 1000 block of Pacific Coast Highway.

Officers ordered the driver of the car to exit and surrender but he refused to comply, moving his vehicle back and forth between officers and blasting music.

After a brief standoff the suspect exited the vehicle but continued to be non-compliant before grabbing for items in his pockets and vehicle.

Three less-lethal bean bag rounds were fired at the suspect leaving him stunned and allowing a team of officers quickly subdue him without further incident.

Firefighter paramedics evaluated the suspect on scene before releasing him back into the custody of law enforcement.

Police say the 42-year-old suspect and resident of Anaheim is facing charges of drunk driving and felony evading.

Miles Madison

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