A woman allegedly led California police officers on a lengthy Tuesday evening chase, persisting even after a spike strip shredded her vehicle‘s tires, according to KTLA.
The chase began in San Juan Capistrano to the south of Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) said officers originally pulled over the suspect in order to conduct a welfare check, according to KTLA.
During the police stop, the suspect sped away onto the 5 Freeway in a compact SUV, the outlet reported.
With the front tires completely shredded, the suspect eventually had to drive on her rims as the chase continued, KTLA reported. (RELATED: Police Chase Ends As Mini Cooper Plunges Into Houston Bayou With Toddler Inside)
As the vehicle slowed, officers gained enough room to initiate a PIT maneuver, bringing the SUV to a complete stop along Highway 5 in Sylmar, a Los Angeles County neighborhood, according to ABC7.
After being stopped, the suspect reportedly refused to exit the vehicle in a short standoff. Officers utilized pepper balls as they approached the vehicle and arrested the suspect, KTLA reported.
The suspect remained on the phone for the duration of the chase, the outlet reported.