Chase started in Los Angeles and ended near Highway 119
Officers from the Buttonwillow California Highway Patrol and a Kern County Sheriff's K-9 unit caught a suspected drunk driver at the end of a long-high speed pursuit that started in the Los Angeles area and ended on I-5 near Highway 119 early Tuesday morning.
Los Angeles Police Department officers started chasing the suspect and CHP officers from L.A. took it over as it proceeded northbound on the interstate.
Speeds exceeded 100 miles per hour as it continued north on I-5 into Kern County where Fort Tejon CHP units took over the pursuit.
The CHP deployed a spike strip on the suspect vehicle near the base of the Grapevine.
That apparently slowed the suspect vehicle, but the chase continued north and Buttonwillow CHP units took over the pursuit north of Highway166.
The pursuit finally ended between the Highway 119 and Highway 43 overpasses where the suspect vehicle came to a stop in the northbound lanes.
The driver fled on foot and climbed over a barbed wire perimeter fence. A Kern County Sheriff's K-9 deputy, who had arrived at the termination point of the pursuit, deployed his K-9.
The dog immediately caught up to the suspect where he surrendered and was taken into custody without further incident.
The suspect was identified as Anthony Robert Flores, 32, of Chatsworth.
He was transported to Kern Medical Center where he was treated for a dog bite and booked into the Kern County Jail on suspicion of DUI, evading, resisting arrest, driving on a suspended license and miscellaneous drug charges.
The pursuit was reported to the CHP at 4:35 a.m. and Flores was taken into custody at 5:53 a.m.