In a high speed pursuit that started in Pacoima last Tuesday night around 10 p.m. with a known gang member who was now a suspect DUI. Refusing to stop, he was chased from one part of the valley to Tujunga in an nearly three-hour chase that ended at the intersection of Day and Silverton. The chase went from Pacoima to Arleta, Panorama City, Van Nuys, La Crescenta to a small winding street off of Valmont in Tujunga.
Somewhere along the chase, the suspect clipped the rear tire of a bicyclist and then suffered a blowout on his rear passenger side tire. Calls coming in to the papers office from people watching the saga unfold from In-N-Out burger at the intersection of Foothill Blvd. at Lowell, excitedly exclaimed “There’s sparks coming from the back of his car!” and “It’s going to burn up!”
The chase then went up Tujunga Canyon Rd heading west and then ending up on Silverton where it hit a white GMC pickup truck driven by Narek Nadzharyan. Seeing what was happening, Narek put his truck into reverse blocking the suspect and bailed out to safety. The suspect car was then surrounded by LAPD police officers and it’s driver arrested. Contrary to previous reports, the suspect was not armed.