PALMDALE – A high-speed pursuit through the Antelope Valley ended with a female driver in custody early Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The 25-minute pursuit reached speeds of 85 miles-per-hour on the northbound lanes of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway and Pearblossom (SR 138) Highway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos.
The chase continued on surface streets in Palmdale and ended without incident around 1:20 a.m. near Adela Court, Villalobos said.
It all began shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday, when a CHP officer spotted a white Chrysler 300 that was speeding and unable to maintain a lane on the 14 Freeway, near Via Princessa and Sand Canyon Road, according to officers at the scene.
The CHP officer attempted a traffic stop; but the vehicle slowed down and then fled the traffic stop, triggering a high-speed pursuit on the northbound 14 Freeway, according to a CHP broadcast.
The suspect’s vehicle exited at Pearblossom Highway in Palmdale. It headed eastbound on surface streets before stopping in front of a home in the 4700 block of East Adela Court in Palmdale, according to the CHP broadcast.
The female driver was given a field sobriety test, and then she was handcuffed and taken into custody. Her car was impounded. The driver’s name was not immediately released Wednesday.