Officers pursued a reported stolen vehicle at high speeds through three counties before finally apprehending him near the Nevada border, the California Highway Patrol said.
The pursuit started in Escondido on Interstate 15, just north of San Diego, where an officer tried to pull over a reportedly stolen black BMW sedan at approximately 1:30 p.m. Monday.
The driver fled, CHP said, and officers pursued him. It appeared that there was only one person in the car. At one point, the driver opened up the sunroof of the car and hung his arm out.
By 2:30 p.m., the driver was on the 15 Freeway north near Ontario in Riverside County, frequently exceeding speeds of 80 mph.
By 3 p.m. the pursuit was entering the Barstow area, in San Bernardino County. CHP began blocking exits so the driver could not leave the freeway, with the assistance of San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
The driver was finally taken into custody around 4 p.m.