Authorities are chasing a suspected car thief through the San Fernando Valley

Written by Javed Iqbal

California Highway Patrol officers and law enforcement officers from across Los Angeles chased a stolen car suspect for over an hour in the San Fernando Valley Friday night before finally taking him into custody.

The chase began in Sherman Oaks shortly after 9 p.m.

Police chased the driver on the 101 Freeway, surface streets in North Hollywood and Burbank, the 5 Freeway, the 210 Freeway and seemingly everywhere in between.

At one point, the suspect jumped out of the allegedly stolen car and attempted to steal another vehicle, but it was locked. At the same time, the suspected stolen car rolled into the back of the second car the driver was targeting, after which the suspect jumped back into the first sedan and drove off.

The chase also extended through construction zones, freeway exits and collisions.

The chase eventually ended near the 210 Freeway after the suspect hit what appeared to be a spike strip.

The suspect jumped out of his vehicle, threw a bag to the side and ran a few meters before surrendering to police.

He was handcuffed and taken into custody without further incident. His identity was not released.

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