Driver Throws Flare During Standoff with Officers After Pursuit in Thousand Oaks

Driver Throws Flare During Standoff with Officers After Pursuit in Thousand Oaks

A driver was arrested subsequent to driving California Highway Patrol on an interest Saturday night before going to a stalemate on the northbound 101 Freeway in Thousand Oaks, blocking traffic for many hours.

CHP started chasing the vehicle for careless driving in Corona, authorities stated. Gil Leyvas was over the scene in Newschopper4 Bravo around 8:48 p.m.

The driver drives CHP officials through the San Gabriel Valley and the San Fernando Valley for longer than an hour and could be seen tossing what resembled flares out of the window. They didn’t go off.

In the end, the vehicle lost a front tire to a spike strip, making the driver stop on the 101 Freeway.

The driver at that point rolled the window down and tossed a flare, which moved to the middle divider instantly.

Emergency negotiators and relatives tried to reach the driver, who appeared to be troubled, Leyvas detailed. The driver may have been conveying gas and more flares in the vehicle.